Porter, Gina (2015) 'Mobile phones, mobility practices, and transport organization in sub-Saharan Africa.', Mobility in history., 6 (1). pp. 81-88.
Drawing on published material, gray literature, and personal research, this article explores the implications of growth in mobile phone usage across Africa for patterns of physical mobility, organization of transport services, and the potential for improved transport planning. Emerging intersections between virtual and physical mobility—and broader interactions with wider social, economic, and political contexts—offer fascinating new foci for research in the continent. Social equity issues, including those associated with gender- and age-related mobility, will require careful monitoring and further explication over time, as patterns of phone ownership develop and change.
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|Publisher Web site:||http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/mih.2015.060109|
|Publisher statement:||This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published in Mobility in history. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Porter, Gina (2015) 'Mobile phones, mobility practices, and transport organization in sub-Saharan Africa.', Mobility in history., 6 (1). pp. 81-88 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/mih.2015.060109|
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|Date deposited:||29 October 2014|
|Date of first online publication:||01 January 2015|
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