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Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Veit Erlmann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

How do Western images of Africa and African representations of the West mirror one another? This book examines the complex issues involved in the making of modern identities in Africa, Europe, and ... More


Living with the Huxtables in a State of Emergency

in Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451886
eISBN:
9780226451909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451909.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter considers the role of television in further breaking down the absence of Black South Africans under the States of Emergency in the mid-and late 1980s, paying particular attention to the ... More


Constructive Engagements

Stéphane Robolin

in Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039478
eISBN:
9780252097584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039478.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the outcomes of some interactions among black South African and African American writers discussed in preceding chapters, but “updated” here in the context of the 1980s. It ... More


Introduction: Imagining a Transnational Ground

Stéphane Robolin

in Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039478
eISBN:
9780252097584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039478.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the literary relationships between black South Africans and African Americans during the years of South ... More


I May Not Be a Freedom Fighter, but I Play One on TV

in Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451886
eISBN:
9780226451909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451909.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter extends the analysis into the period of political negotiations, bookended by the release (in 1990) and the inauguration (in 1994) of Mandela, both major international media events in and ... More


“We Are a Power Bloc”: The Congressional Black Caucus and Africa

Alvin B. Tillery

in Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448973
eISBN:
9780801461019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448973.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the role that the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has played in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy toward Africa since the 1960s. The pivotal role of the CBC in passing ... More


Structured Absences and Communicative Spaces

in Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451886
eISBN:
9780226451909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451909.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter explores the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the research through three concepts that recurs throughout the book: hegemony, structured absence, and communicative space. ... More


“They Stayed 'til the Flag Streamed”

in Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451886
eISBN:
9780226451909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451909.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines television's introduction to South Africa in 1976. In spite of the political contention around television before it arrived, the medium quickly became a popular and important ... More


Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Stéphane Robolin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039478
eISBN:
9780252097584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Part literary history, part cultural study, this book examines the relationships and exchanges between black South African and African American writers who sought to create common ground throughout ... More


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