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dc.contributor.authorObayan, Oluwakanyinsola
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T18:04:03Z
dc.date.available2022-01-17T07:00:17Z
dc.date.issued2019-12
dc.identifier.otherObayan_cornellgrad_0058F_11854
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornellgrad:11854
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/70129
dc.description363 pages
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines how actors in the Lagos startup ecosystem deploy discourses and practices of technological entrepreneurship to fashion new subjectivities within and beyond national boundaries in order to imagine alternative futures for their nation and the African Continent. In so doing, I argue for a reconceptualization of technological innovation beyond materialist preoccupations with objects to include innovative practices of self-making and national boundary-making. I also urge for a redefinition of African entrepreneurship beyond neoliberalism as a complex sociocultural practice at the interstices of culture, capital, and class. And ultimately, I conclude that Africa has always been a site and source of technological innovation, through an examination of the Lagos tech ecosystem as a convergence of deeply entangled global and local processes, practices, and imaginaries.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectDiaspora
dc.subjectEntrepreneurship
dc.subjectInnovation
dc.subjectLagos
dc.subjectReturn Migration
dc.subjectSubjectivity
dc.titleBuilding African Futures: Afropreneurialism and Innovation in Lagos
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineAfricana Studies
thesis.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePh. D., Africana Studies
dc.contributor.chairBoyce Davies, Carole
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMunasinghe, Viranjini P.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDiabate, Naminata
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/yp6a-y847


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