The Talk Goes Outside: Argument, Privacy and Power in Mambila Society Towards a Sociology of Embedded Praxis

David Zeitlyn
  • Africa, November 2003, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.3366/afr.2003.73.4.606

Maintaining Privacy , managing Arguments in small communities

What is it about?

Living in a small village in rural Cameroon managing privacy is a challenge. All one needs to do is to raise ones voice then everyone will know what you are saying! What is remarkable is how much privacy villagers manage to preserve in these circumstances

Why is it important?

This is a completely offline case study that can stand as an important analogue to privacy debates in online environments.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/afr.2003.73.4.606

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