Communication and Rhetorical Studies
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Smartphones, Family, Small Christian Communities, Catholic Universities, Ethic, Moral behavior
This project is a synthesis of Church documents and papal encyclicals to form a Catholic ethic for the smartphone use in Tanzania. The research question for this project is how a Catholic communication ethic shapes the use of smartphones for human communication in Tanzania. The problem I want to address is the perceived danger of losing connectivity or ‘real’ face-to-face encounters between people in “let’s talk culture” in Tanzania. The goal of this project is to appreciate the use of smartphones, at the same time to attend to a Catholic ethic to integrate into a “let’s talk culture” some digital aspects. To address this question, the project offers and draws from both Church literature and communication scholars to arrive at building moral behavior which is the implication of this project. The building of moral behavior will encompass three areas: family, Small Christian Communities (SCCs), jumuiya and Catholic Universities.
Tarimo, F. (2020). A Catholic Ethic For Smartphones In Tanzania (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1952