The article examines the relationship between two forms of communication: oral history and ICT. Both forms generate new structures of knowledge production and are constitutive for the dynamics of societal knowledge repertoire in Ghana today. The actors creating these dynamics are women’s organisations and networks trying to act and react in a changing social environment. They have established social and virtual spaces for politicising knowledge aimed at transforming the knowledge order as well as political institutions along the local-global scale on interaction. The two features of “communicability” and “explication” of knowledge are significant indicators for the gradual transition of a Southern country to a knowledge society.

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Between oral history and ict
Creating new spaces for social change in Ghana

Christine Müller   University of Bielefeld

The article examines the relationship between two forms of communication: oral history and ICT. Both forms generate new structures of knowledge production and are constitutive for the dynamics of societal knowledge repertoire in Ghana today. The actors creating these dynamics are women’s organisations and networks trying to act and react in a changing social environment. They have established social and virtual spaces for politicising knowledge aimed at transforming the knowledge order as well as political institutions along the local-global scale on interaction. The two features of “communicability” and “explication” of knowledge are significant indicators for the gradual transition of a Southern country to a knowledge society.

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