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African video movies and global desires : a Ghanaian history

Author: Carmela Garritano
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, [2013]
Series: Research in international studies., Africa series ;, no. 91.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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African Video Movies and Global Desires is the first full-length scholarly study of Ghana's commercial video industry, an industry that has produced thousands of movies over the last twenty years and has grown into an influential source of cultural production. Produced and consumed under circumstances of dire shortage and scarcity, African video movies narrate the desires and anxieties created by Africa's
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carmela Garritano
ISBN: 9780896802865 0896802868 0896804844 9780896804845
OCLC Number: 821066970
Description: xii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: African popular videos as global cultural forms --
Mapping the modern: the Gold Coast film unit and the Ghana film industry corporation --
Work, women, and worldly wealth: global video culture and the early years of local video production --
Professional movies and their global aspirations: the second wave of video production in Ghana --
Tourism and trafficking: views from abroad in the transnational travel movie --
Transcultural encounters and local imaginaries: Nollywood and the Ghanaian movie industry in the twenty-first century --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Research in international studies., Africa series ;, no. 91.
Responsibility: Carmela Garritano.

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