Gogo Breeze : Zambia's radio elder and the voices of free speech (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Gogo Breeze : Zambia's radio elder and the voices of free speech

Author: Harri Englund
Publisher: Chicago, IL ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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La 4e de couv. indique : "When Breeze FM Radio, in the provincial Zambian town of Chipata, hired an elderly retired school teacher in 2003, no one anticipated the skyrocketing success that would follow. A self-styled grandfather on air, Gogo Breeze seeks intimacy over the airwaves and dispenses advice on a wide variety of grievances and transgressions. Multiple voices are broadcast and juxtaposed through call-ins  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Gogo Breeze : Zambia's radio elder and the voices of free speech / Harri Englund.
Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
978-0-226-49909-3 (e-book)
Named Person: Gogo Breeze.; Gogo Breeze.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harri Englund
ISBN: 9780226498768 022649876X 9780226498935 022649893X
OCLC Number: 1040264764
Description: 1 v. (XI-280 p.) : illustrations, couv. illustrations en coul. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Harri Englund.
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La 4e de couv. indique : "When Breeze FM Radio, in the provincial Zambian town of Chipata, hired an elderly retired school teacher in 2003, no one anticipated the skyrocketing success that would follow. A self-styled grandfather on air, Gogo Breeze seeks intimacy over the airwaves and dispenses advice on a wide variety of grievances and transgressions. Multiple voices are broadcast and juxtaposed through call-ins and dialogue, but free speech finds its ally in the radio elder who, by allowing people to be heard and supporting their claims, reminds authorities of their obligations toward the disaffected. Harri Englund provides a masterfully detailed study of this popular radio personality that addresses broad questions of free speech in Zambia and beyond. By drawing on ethnographic insights into political communication, Englund presents multivocal morality as an alternative to dominant Euro-American perspectives, displacing the simplistic notion of voice as individual personal property an idea common in both policy and activist rhetoric. Instead, Englund focuses on the creativity and polyphony of Zambian radio while raising important questions about hierarchy, elderhood, and ethics in the public sphere. A lively, engaging portrait of an extraordinary personality, Gogo Breeze will interest Africanists, scholars of radio and mass media, and anyone interested in the history and future of free speech."

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