This book explores the life of Ellen Peng straddles two inescapable complexities in her young life and family – her status as the first born and role model for her younger siblings and her very complicated relationship with her mother Lydia, who’s chosen to jeopardize her own future and that of her entire family.
Digital communication as it is practiced in Africa today is at a crossroad. Contributing authors explore how western digital communication systems have proliferated in the African communication landscape, and argue that rich and long-cherished African forms of communal, in-person communication have been increasingly abandoned in favor of assimilation to western digital norms.
This book examines the global impact of social media in the formation of various identities and cultures.
This volume examines the effects of the decolonization of communication studies. It shows that the discipline has undergone a rapid paradigm shift since the launching of the Ferment in the Field special edition of the Journal of Communication, in which scholars were called upon to rethink the field because of the crisis it was facing.
This book assembles skilled communicologists who propose uniquely Black-driven theories that stand the test of time. Throughout the volume’s fifteen chapters theories including but not limited to Afrocentricity, Afro-Cultural Mulatto, Venerative Speech Theory, Africana Symbolic Contextualism Theory, HaramBuntu-Government-Diaspora Communications Theory, Consciencist Communication Theory and Racial Democracy Effect Theory are introduced and discussed.
This book uses several lenses to examine the role of African Americans and Afr
icans in the production and consumption of information in digital spaces.
The first book to thoroughly engage with the broad impacts of Western cyberculture and its neo-colonial impacts on Africa. It connects traditional forms of communication in Africa with the contemporary digitization of communication alongside other colonial, postcolonial, and neo-colonial movements. It also addresses a wide variety of experiences and spaces that have been reformed by cyberculture and digital communication.
Peer Reviewed Articles
- Hammond, C. & Langmia. K. ( 2020). Online Dating and Females in the Academia: Is it an Issue for Commendation, Condemnation or Ambivalence? Research Journal of Mass Communication and Information Technology, 6(2), 22-39.
- Sabi, H.M., Uzoka, E. F., Langmia, K., Njeh, F. N., Tsuma, K.C. ( 2017). A cross country model of contextual factors impacting cloud computing adoption at universities in SubSaharan Africa. Information system Front Journal, DOI 10.10007/s10796-0179739-1 3)
- Langmia, K. ( 2016). Social Media and teleco-presence theory of identity. Journal of Social Media in Society, 5(1), 265-290 4)
- Langmia, K & Haddad, A. (2015). Socio-cultural and rhetorical traditions of communication within African/Black thinking. International Communication Gazette, 77 (5). 471-486
- Langmia, K. (2015). Debunking the truth through a video documentary: A case study of Henry Louis Gates’ “Wonders of the African World’’, Journal of Third World Studies, 31 (2), 83-99
- Mlay, S., Sabi, H., Tsuma, C. & Langmia, K. (2015). Uncovering Reading Habits of University Students in Uganda: Does ICT Matter? International Journal of Education and Development Using ICT, Volume 11 (2), 38-50
- Langmia, K. & Glass, A. (2014 ). Coping with Smartphones in the college classroom Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, 4(1), 13-23.
- Langmia, K. ( 2011). The secret weapon of globalization: China’s activities in subSaharan Africa. Journal of Third World Studies, 28 (2), pp. 41-53.
- Langmia, K. & Durham, E. (2007). Bridging the gap: African and African American communication. Journal of Black Studies, July 2007, Vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 805-826.
- Langmia, K. (2006). The role of ICTs in the economic development of Africa: the case of South Africa. International Journal of Education and Development-Using ICTs. Vol, 2, no. 4. pp.144-156
- Langmia K. (2022). Decolonizing Communication Studies. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Langmia, K. (2021). Paradise Of Love And Pain. Spears Media Press.
- Langmia, K. (2021). Black lives and digi-culturalism: an Afrocentric perspective. Lexington Books.
- Langmia, K. & Lando, A. ( 2020). Digital Communication at Crossroads in Africa: A decolonial perspective. Palgrave, Macmillan Publishers.
- Langmia, K. (2018). Black/African Communication Theory ( Ed.), New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.
- Langmia, K. and Tia, T (2017). Social Media, Culture and Identity. Lexington Books,
- Langmia, K. ( 2017). Globalization and Cyberculture: An African neo-colonial perspective. Palgrave, Macmillan, UK
- Langmia, K., O’Brien, P., Tyree, T & Sturgis, I. ( 2014). Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield
- Nwokeafor, C. & Langmia, K. (2014). Media’s role in the changing electoral process: A political communication. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield
- Fokwang, J & Langmia, K. (2011). Society and Change in Bali Nyonga. Langaa, RPCI
- Nwokeafor & Langmia (2010): Media and technology in emerging African democracies. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
- Langmia, K. ( 2010) The Earth Mother. Langaa, RPCIG
- Langmia, K. (2009). An evil meal of evil. Langaa, RPCIG
- Langmia, K & O’Brien, P: (2008). Minorities and video production. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishers
- Langmia, K. (2008). Titabet and the Takumbeng. MI: Michigan State University Press.
- Langmia, K. (2007). The Internet and the construction of the immigrant public sphere: The case of the Cameroonian Diaspora. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
- Langmia, K. ( 2020). Pax-Africana versus western digi-culturalism: An ethnomethodological study of selected mobile African App. In K. Langmia & A. Lando ( Eds.) Digital Communication at Crossroads in Africa: A decolonial perspective. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave, Macmillan Publishers
- Langmia, K. ( In Press 2020). Engeli yokulya oluwombo1: Social Media and the Transformation of African and Black Diasporic Forms of Communication. In K. Setiloane & A. Bangura ( Eds.) African & globalization: Nouvel multi-disciplinary perspective. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave, Macmillan publishers.
- Langmia, K. (2019). Confronting the lion with bare hands: Social media and the Anglophone Cameroonian protest. In E. Ngwainmbi (Ed.) Media in the global context. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 127-142.
- Langmia, K. (2018). Good development, ICTs and cultural identity in sub-Saharan Africa. In M. Masaeli, S. Yaya & R. Sneller ( Eds.) African perspective on global development. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Langmia, K. (2018). The role of social media in the socio-economic development of Africa. In M.R. Goyal & E. Eilu ( Eds.) Digital media and wireless communication in developing nations. Waretown, NJ: Apple Academic Press.
- Langmia, K & Hammond, C. ( 2018). ICT and development: narrowing the digital divide and the knowledge gap of ICT users in Cameroon and Ghana. In M. Ragnedda & B. Mutsvairo ( Eds.) Digital inclusion: An international comparative analysis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 169-186
- Langmia, K. ( 2017). Social media and politics in Burkina Faso. In C. Nwokeafor ( Ed.) Technology integration and transformation of elections in Africa, Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books
- Langmia, K. (2017). Tribute to a gigantic scholar. In S. Adem, J. Adibe, A.K. Bangura and A.S. Bemath ( Eds.) A Giant Tree has fallen: Tributes to Ali Alamin Mazrui. South Africa: African Publishing Perspectives, 87-88.
- Langmia, K. ( 2016). Debunking the myth of dependency: HBCUs and the challenges of ‘Education’. In C. Prince and R. Ford ( Eds.) IGI Global Publications
- Langmia, K. (2014). Cock Crow in the “ Electronic Republic”: Social media and the Kenya’s 2013 Presidential elections. In K. Langmia et.al. (Eds.) Social media: pedagogy and practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 229-244.
- Langmia, K. & Mpande, S. (2014). Social media and critical pedagogy. In K. Langmia et.al. (Eds.) Social media: pedagogy and practice. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 56-73.
- Langmia, K. ( 2013). Social Media and Elections in Cameroon. In C. Nwokeafor & K. Langmia ( Eds.) Political Communication and Democracy in Africa. Lanham, MD: pp. 122-131.
- Langmia, K. ( 2013). Moving the signpost in Cameroon? Resolving inter-village rivalry through a form of communication. In C. Onwumechili & I. Ndolo ( Eds.) Re-imagining development communication in Africa, The Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, pp. 171-181.
- Langmia, K. ( 2012). Traditional cultures and their effects on globalization: An African Perspective. In A. Kirk & S. Olaniran ( Eds). Globalization and Digital Divide, Cambria Press, pp. 23-39
- Langmia, K. (2011). Afrocentricity and African communication theory. In R. Mbayo (Ed.) Political culture, cultural universals, and the crisis of identity in Africa. Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 53-66
- Langmia, K. ( 2011). Telecommunications media convergence and regulatory platypus in Cameroon and Nigeria. In L. Olumide, W. L-Chang, A. Osofisan, S. Chiemeka, & R. Boateng ( Eds.), International Conference on ICT for Africa Proceedings. Letters and Script Publishers, pp. 63-72.
- Langmia, K (2010) The Role of On-line media technology and democratic discourse in Cameroon. In C. Nwokeafor & K. Langmia ( Eds.) Media and technology in emerging African countries: Rowman & Littlefield . pp. 62-83
- Langmia, K. et al. ( 2009). Traditional communication methods as means of resolving conflict in Africa. In R. Mbayo, C. Onwumechili & B. Musa ( Eds.), Communication in an era of global conflicts (pp. 185-202). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield