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Media and identity in Africa

Media and identity in Africa

Author: Kimani Njogu; International African Institute
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
Series: International African seminars. New series, 7
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : Digital printingView all editions and formats

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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Genre/Form: Kongress
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimani Njogu; International African Institute
ISBN: 9780748635221 074863522X
OCLC Number: 886704350
Notes: Beitr. eines Seminars des International African Institute vom 3. bis 7. August 2004 in Nairobi statt.
Description: 333 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The Nairobi Seminar, K.Njogu and J. Middleton; Part I: The media, community, and identity; 1. Orality, the Media and New Popular Culture in Africa, Karin Barber; 2. The Media in Social Development in Contemporary Africa, Paul Tiyambe Zeleza; 3. Language and the Media in Africa: Between the Old Rmpire and the New, Alamin Mazrui; 4. Media in Africa: Strangers in a Mirror? Goretti Linda Nassanga; 5. Africa's Media: Democracy and Belonging, Francis Nyamnjoh; 6. Representation of Africa in the Western Media: Challenges and Opportunities, John Kiarie wa Njogu; 7. Media Consumerism and Identity Transformation in Local Communities, Eric Masinde Aseka; 8. African Intellectuals in a Hostile Media Environment, Macharia Munene; Part II: The media and identity: the global media; 9. Book and Newspaper Publishing, Cecilia Kimani; 10. Pentecostalism and the Modern Audio-Visual Media, Birgit Meyer; 11. Rekindling Efficacy: Story-Telling for Health, Kimani Njogu; 12. The Media in Education, Charles Ngome; 13. Horn of Africa and Kenya Diaspora Websites as Alternative Media Sources, Ann Biersteker; 14. Popular Dance Music and the Media, John Collins; 15. Media Parenting and the Construction of Media Identities in Northern Nigerian Muslim Hausa Films, Abdalla Uba Adamu; Part III: The media and identity: the local media; 16. To Make Strange Things Possible: The Photo Montages of the Bakor Photostudio in Lamu, Heike Behrend; 17. Musical Iimages and Imaginations: Tanzania Music Videos, Kelly Askew; 18. Political Ridicule: Medialized Notions of Transparent Concealment in Wahome Mutahi's Plays, Bantu Mwaura; 19. Names, Cloth, and Identity: A Case from West Africa, Michelle Gilbert; 20. Museums in Africa, Simiyu Wandibba; 21. Literary Prizes and Writing in Africa, Walter Bgoya; 22. Innovating 'AlterNative' Identity: Nairobi Matatu Culture, Mbugua wa Mungai; 23. Bringing Change through Laughter: Cartooning in Kenya, Patrick Gathara and Mary Kabura Wanjau; Epilogue: In the Name of Similitude, V.Y.Mudimbe; List of Contributors.
Series Title: International African seminars. New series, 7
Responsibility: ed. by Kimani Njogu and John Middleton.


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!a collective snap-shot of the variety, complexity, embeddedness and fecundity of African cultural production in a wide variety of interlocking media. -- Graham Furniss, Professor of African Language Read more...

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