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Being a member of social networks and new social movements in contemporary Cameroon: lack of solidarity or more solidarity around the family?


[ La course vers de nouveaux réseaux de solidarité dans le Cameroun contemporain: désolidarisation ou des solidarités autour de la famille? ]

Volume 17, Issue 1, August 2015, Pages 14–23

 Being a member of social networks and new social movements in contemporary Cameroon: lack of solidarity or more solidarity around the family?

Christine Nadège Ada and Alain Hugues Obame

Original language: French

Received 20 April 2015

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This paper attempts to define the place of the family nowadays with the expansion of digital social networks and associative movements in Cameroon. The interest of the study is to analyze the motivations and the reasons why individuals interact and join networks of solidarity outside their clan and family. We found that, issues of economic survival, social recognition, positioning and individual and collective affirmation in Cameroonian society are at the heart of emulation to new solidarity schemes. However, the family remains a bedrock to where people come back when the new forms of solidarities fail.

Author Keywords: Yaounde, social networks, associative movements, solidarity, family.


Abstract: (french)


Cet article tente de circonscrire la place qu'occupe la famille depuis l'expansion des réseaux sociaux numériques et des mouvements associatifs au Cameroun. L'intérêt de l'étude est d'analyser les motivations et les raisons qui poussent l'individu à interagir et à adhérer à des réseaux de solidarité extérieurs à son clan et sa famille. Au demeurant, les enjeux de survie économique, de reconnaissance sociale, de positionnement et d'affirmation individuelle et collective dans la société camerounaise sont au cœur de l'émulation vers des schémas inédits de solidarité. Toutefois, la famille reste un socle de dernier recours lorsque ces nouvelles solidarités connaissent des échecs.

Author Keywords: Yaoundé, réseaux sociaux, associations, solidarité, famille.


How to Cite this Article


Christine Nadège Ada and Alain Hugues Obame, “Being a member of social networks and new social movements in contemporary Cameroon: lack of solidarity or more solidarity around the family?,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 14–23, August 2015.