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Language and the Media in Africa: Between the Old Empire and the New

Alamin Mazrui

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Peter Mwaura, former director of the School of Journalism of the University of Nairobi, has argued that ‘if the communication media [in Africa] are to be part of our culture as indeed all effective ... More


The Media in Social Development in Contemporary Africa

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter deals with the developmental implications of contemporary mass communication media in Africa. In examining the intersections between the media and development, it is important to analyse ... More


Reflections on the Media in Africa: Strangers in a Mirror?

Goretti Linda Nassanga

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In a typical African village, people were expected to know one another and they received information from all corners of the village, such that each member of the community felt part of the ... More


African Intellectuals in a Hostile Media Environment

Macharia Munene

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses how the African intellectual faces a hostile media environment because media are largely foreign owned or dependent on foreign sources and programming. Media are also involved ... More


Africa’s Media: Democracy and Belonging

Francis B. Nyamnjoh

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In popular as well as academic circles, there are varying degrees of certainty about the extent to which media influence Africans. Contrary to the popular understanding of media as magic multipliers ... More


Media Ownership and Concentration in South Africa

George Angelopulo and Petrus H. Potgieter

in Who Owns the World's Media?: Media Concentration and Ownership around the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199987238
eISBN:
9780190210182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.003.0031
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Economic Sociology

This chapter describes media ownership and concentration in South Africa. After a quick look at the South African media scene, the chapter analyzes print media (newspapers, book publishing, magazine ... More


Constructing images of Africa: from troubled pan-African media to sprawling Nollywood

George Ogola

in Images of Africa: Creation, negotiation and subversion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091469
eISBN:
9781781708491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091469.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In response to the perceived negative images of Africa, a number of pan-African media have emerged and are attempting to develop an alternative news narrative of the continent. However, faced with ... More


Orality, the Media and New Popular Cultures in Africa

Karin Barber

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Live, oral, improvised popular culture with traditional roots (that is, in some sense handed down from previous generations) has retained its vitality in most of Africa. It is a matter for ... More


Pentecostalism and Modern Audiovisual Media

Birgit Meyer

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In recent years, Pentecostal charismatic churches (PCCs) have gained increasing popularity throughout Africa. Situated in a genealogy of Christianity in Africa, they espouse significant continuities ... More


The Media in Education

Charles Ngome

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The role of media in supporting and promoting education has been acknowledged globally and attracts a lot of documentation. As 2015 (the target date for achieving ‘education for all’) approaches, ... More


The African American Child and the Media

Jeanne Pitre Soileau

in Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496810403
eISBN:
9781496810441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810403.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The media had a far-ranging influence on the play of both white and African American South Louisiana children during the period 1967 to 2011. The movies, television, music videos, break dancing, ... More


Horn of Africa and Kenya Diaspora Websites as Alternative Media Sources

Ann Biersteker

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Internet websites of Horn of Africa and Kenyan diaspora groups (broadly defined to include exile, transnational, emigrant, expatriate and refugee communities) provide alternative media sources to ... More


Publishing in Africa

Cecilia Kimani

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter argues that the major problems facing print media in most countries in Africa are the lack of media laws and regulation policies, the dwindling purchasing powers of people on the ... More


Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Jonathan Haynes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Nigeria’s Nollywood is among the world’s largest film industries and is the most powerful expression of contemporary African culture. This book provides an overview of the industry and its history ... More


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