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Africans and the politics of popular culture

Author: Toyin Falola; Augustine Agwuele
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2009.
Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the instrumentalization of various aspects of popular culture in Africa.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Africans and the politics of popular culture.
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009037100
(OCoLC)290412540
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toyin Falola; Augustine Agwuele
ISBN: 9781580467094 1580467091
OCLC Number: 700207443
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 333 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: From primitive to popular culture : why Kant never made it to Africa / Hetty ter Haar --
Popular culture of Yoruba kinship practices / Augustine Agwuele --
Justice from below : cultural capital, local-global identity processes, and social change in Eastern Niger / Antoinette Tidjani Alou --
Popular culture and the resolution of boundary disputes in the Bamenda Grasslands of Cameroon / Emmanuel M. Mbah --
Reverse mission or asylum Christianity? : a Nigerian church in Europe / Asonzeh Ukah --
Performing pop tradition in Nigeria : from Yoruba Bata to Bata Fuji / Debra L. Klein --
Reclaiming the past or assimilationist rebellion? : transforming the self in contemporary American cinema / Celeste A. Fisher --
Neither bold nor beautiful : investigating the impact of Western soap operas on Kenya / Maurice N. Amutabi --
The lions in the jungle : representations of Africa and Africans in American cinema / Sarah Steinbock-Pratt --
Sexuality in Caribbean performance : homoeroticism and the African body in Trinidad / Denise Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson --
Family health awareness in popular Yoruba arts / Arinpe Adejumo --
Literary cultural nationalists as ambassadors across the diaspora / Nicholas M. Creary --
Popular resistance literature and the Nigerian Railway Corporation, 1955-60 / Tokunbo A. Ayoola.
Series Title: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora.
Responsibility: edited by Toyin Falola and Augustine Agwuele.

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A welcome addition to the much-needed study of African popular culture. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES

 
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