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African video movies and global desires : a Ghanaian history

Author: Carmela Garritano
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, 2013.
Series: Ohio University research in international studies, Africa series, no. 91
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012043475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carmela Garritano
ISBN: 0896804844 9780896804845
OCLC Number: 824733582
Description: 1 online resource.
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: Ohio University research in international studies, Africa series, no. 91
Responsibility: Carmela Garritano.

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