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Mobile phones, empowerment and female heads of households: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Abeykoon, Abeykoon Mudiyanselage Shamali Achala 2017, Mobile phones, empowerment and female heads of households: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, PhD thesis, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.

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Title Mobile phones, empowerment and female heads of households: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Author Abeykoon, Abeykoon Mudiyanselage Shamali Achala
Institution Deakin University
School School of Communication and Creative Arts
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name PhD
Thesis advisor Weerakkody Niranjala
Brown, AdamORCID iD for Brown, Adam orcid.org/0000-0003-4669-1372
Chalkley Tony
Date submitted 2017-03
Keyword(s) Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
mobile phones
social impact
international development
Summary This study examined the empowerment potential of mobile phones and their impact on existing gender power relations for female heads of households in the multi-ethnic Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka and found the device to be a cultural artefact symbolising multiple identities, that challenged as well as reinforced their social positions.
Language eng
Field of Research 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
200103 International and Development Communication
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Description of original 367 pages : illustrations, maps, tables, some coloured
Copyright notice ┬ęThe Author. All Rights Reserved.
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30103483

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