African Renaissance and Discourse Ownership in the Information Age

The Internet as a Factor of Domination and Liberation

By Eric Van Grasdorff

The information revolution is transforming the world, especially the industrialised world. But what are its implications for the implementation of an African renaissance? Based on a Foucaultian analytical framework this book argues that the Internet has become a major Western instrument of domination in Africa. By extending the reach of Western hegemonic discourses, the Internet adds another dimension to Western discursive power. However, by allowing for the active participation in the process of naming the world, the Internet also affords unprecedented means of transcending dependency.

128 pages

Publication Date: 11/24/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825882471