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The African presence : representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Author: Graham Harrison
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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Examining the ways in which representations of Africa contribute to the changing nature of British national identity, this book uses interviews, photo archives, media coverage, advertisements and web material in order to focus on the major African campaigns: the abolition of slavery, anti-apartheid, drop the debt, and Make Poverty History.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Harrison
ISBN: 1781705771 9781781705773 9781526102683 1526102684
OCLC Number: 861541216
Description: 1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
Contents: Representing Africa --
Putting images into (e)motion : representing Africa through suffering --
Africa-Britain : a short history --
Africa campaigning in the framing : from abolition to Make Poverty History --
Africa and the search for Britishness --
Britishness and the search for Africa --
Representing Africa through the commodity --
The Year of Africa.
Responsibility: Graham Harrison.

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This book considers the ways that representations of Africa have contributed to the changing nature of British national identity. Using interviews, photo archives, media coverage, advertisements, and  Read more...

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'This book is an essential reading for anybody interested in the topics of the relation between Africa and Britain, African sovereignty, racism and post colonialism.'Juliana da Penha, Independent Read more...

 
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