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Media and identity in Africa

Author: John Middleton; Kimani Njogu
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Media and identity in Africa.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)762133631
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Middleton; Kimani Njogu
ISBN: 9780253222015 025322201X
OCLC Number: 609404443
Description: xvii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Orality, the media and new popular cultures in Africa / Karin Barber --
The media in social development in contemporary Africa / Paul Tiyambe Zeleza --
Language and the media in Africa : between the old empire and the new / Alamin Mazrui --
Reflections on the media in Africa : strangers in a mirror? / Goretti Linda Nassanga --
Africa's media : democracy and belonging / Francis B. Nyamnjoh --
Representation of Africa in the Western media : challenges and opportunities / John Kiarie Wa'Njogu --
Media consumerism and cultural transformation / Eric Masinde Aseka --
African intellectuals in a hostile media environment / Macharia Munene --
Publishing in Africa / Cecilia Kimani --
Pentecostalism and modern audiovisual media / Birgit Meyer --
Rekindling efficacy : storytelling for health / Kimani Njogu --
The media in education / Charles Ngome --
Horn of Africa and Kenya diaspora websites as alternative media sources / Ann Biersteker --
Popular dance music and the media / John Collins --
Media parenting and the construction of media identities in northern Nigerian Muslim Hausa video films / Abdalla Uba Adamu --
'To make strange things possible' : the photomontages of the Bakor Photo Studio in Lamu, Kenya / Heike Behrend --
Musical images and imaginations : Tanzania music videos / Kelly M. Askew --
Political ridicule : medialized notions of 'transparent concealment' / Bantu Mwaura --
Names, cloth and identity : a case from West Africa / Michelle Gilbert --
Museums in Africa / Simiyu Wandibba --
Literary prizes, book prizes and African writing / Walter Bgoya --
Innovating 'AlterNative' identities : Nairobi Matatu culture / Mbugua wa Mungai --
Bringing change through laughter : cartooning in Kenya / Patrick Gathara and Mary Kabura Wanjau --
Demonic tradition : representations of oathing in newspaper coverage of the 1997 crisis in coastal Kenya / Diane M. Ciekawy --
Epilogue : in the name of similitude / V.Y. Mudimbe.
Responsibility: edited by Kimani Njogu and John Middleton.

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Definitions of 'media' inexorably change as new technologies blur oral, visual, and movement-based modes of communication. This volume's introduction and eight overview chapters present African media Read more...

 
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