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Signal and noise : media, infrastructure, and urban culture in Nigeria

Author: Brian Larkin
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Mainstream media and film theory are based on the ways that media technologies operate in Europe and the United States. This work provides a history and ethnography of media in Nigeria, asking what  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Larkin
ISBN: 9780822341086 0822341085
OCLC Number: 934288806
Description: XI, 313 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ixIntroduction 11. Infrastructure, the Colonial Sublime, and Indirect Rule 162. Unstable Objects: The Making of Radio in Nigeria 483. Majigi, Colonial Film, State Publicity, and the Political Form of Cinema 734. Colonialism and the Built Space of Cinema 1235. Immaterial Urbanism and the Cinematic Event 1466. Extravagant Aesthetics: Instability and the Excessive World of Nigerian Film 1687. Degraded Images, Distorted Sounds: Nigerian Video and the Infrastructure of Piracy 217Conclusion 242Notes 257Bibliography 277Index 301
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