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Media and identity in Africa

Author: John Middleton; Kimani Njogu
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press for the International African Institute, ©2009.
Series: International African seminars, new ser., no. 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studies of the media in Africa, incorporating both African and international perspectives, are few. The thirty papers collected here were presented at a seminar organised and hosted by the Kenya-based Twaweza Communications and the International African Institute in Nairobi in 2004. They demonstrate how media outlets are used to perpetuate, question or modify the unequal power relations between the North and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Media and identity in Africa.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press for the International African Institute, ©2009
(OCoLC)277068732
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Middleton; Kimani Njogu
ISBN: 9780748635214 0748635211
OCLC Number: 430840333
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 333 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Copyright; CONTENTS; CONTRIBUTORS; PROLOGUE; PART I THE MEDIA, COMMUNITY AND IDENTITY; 1 Karin Barber ORALITY, THE MEDIA AND NEW POPULAR CULTURES IN AFRICA; 2 Paul Tiyambe Zeleza THE MEDIA IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICA; 3 Alamin Mazrui LANGUAGE AND THE MEDIA IN AFRICA: BETWEEN THE OLD EMPIRE AND THE NEW; 4 Goretti Linda Nassanga REFLECTIONS ON THE MEDIA IN AFRICA: STRANGERS IN A MIRROR?; 5 Francis B. Nyamnjoh AFRICA'S MEDIA: DEMOCRACY AND BELON; 6 John Kiarie Wa'Njogu REPRESENTATION OF AFRICAIN THE WESTERN MEDIA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES.
Series Title: International African seminars, new ser., no. 7.
Responsibility: edited by Kimani Njogu and John Middleton.

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This book brings together discussions on the uses and problems of the media - both traditional and modern - in Africa, mostly Eastern Africa, in the current construction of national, class, gender,  Read more...

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