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Paper short abstract:
I propose to reflect on the challenges of a digital anthropology in the Africanist field. What can a de-colonial posture mean for the digital anthropology project?
Paper long abstract:
I propose to reflect on the challenges of a digital anthropology in the Africanist field. What can a decolonial posture mean for the digital anthropology project? How can we go beyond the thematic « grand partage » which overpolitics and accentuates the analysis of crises to the detriment of the ordinary and "fair" trivial reality of African contexts? I lay the groundwork for a decoloniality of digital studies, arguing that we should manage to avoid two pitfalls: on the one hand, an overdetermination of the political and therefore of the "crisis" and deficits; the avoidance of this pitfall then invites us to open up on the other hand to the analysis of the ordinary and to the highlighting of simple facts, love, family, leisure, all things that are not automatically linked in the reflexes of anthropology in Africa.
Global anthropology in a digital age
Session 1 Tuesday 21 July, 2020, -