Guest Lecture: New Communication Media and Cameroonian Transnational Social Relationship

by Rebecca Bengtsson on February 18, 2014

in ComDev,Guest lectures

We are happy to invite you to a guest lecture with Primus Tazanu next Tuesday, 18 February, 6-8 pm (CET).

The lecture takes place at Radiostationen at Malmö University, but will also be live streamed at the Ørecomm website.

The presentation is based on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork conducted among Cameroonians in Freiburg (Germany) and Buea (Cameroon) about the use and meaning of the mobile phone and internet in maintaining transnational family and friendship relationships. Most theoretical literature states that these tools of sociality strengthen cross-border social ties and contacts as they make partners readily available and reachable. In fact, my point of departure for the study was to uncover the positive impact of these media in nurturing the transnational social bonds.

– Primus Tazanu

Learn more about his findings on Tuesday night.

Primus Tazanu is an independent researcher based in Humlebæk, Denmark. He holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology from the University of Freiburg, Germany since 2011, and was recently a postdoctoral fellow in the Universities of Freiburg and Buea. He has been a guest lecturer at the Universities of Basel, Freiburg and Buea.


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