Langmia Receives Prestigious Toyin Falola Book Award
Dr. Kehbuma Langmia, chair of the SLMC Department, received the prestigious Toyin Falola Book Award by the Association of Global South Studies for his recent book entitled “Globalization and Cyberculture: An Afrocentric Prospective” (Macmillan, 2016).
The book argues for hybridity of Western and African cultures within cybercultural and subcultural forms of communication. Langmia argues that when both Western and African cultures merge together through new forms of digital communication, marginalized populations in Africa are able to embrace communication, which could help in the socio-cultural and political development of the continent.
On the other hand, the book also engages Richard McPhail’s Electronic Colonization Theory in order to demonstrate how developing areas such as Africa experience a new form of imperialistic subjugation because of electronic and digital communication.
“Globalization and Cyberculture” illustrates how new forms of communication inculcate age-old traditional forms of communications into Africa’s cyberculture while complicating notions of identity, dependency, and the digital divide gap.