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Routledge Handbook of African Media and Communication Studies

Edited by: Winston Mano , viola c. milton

Print publication date:  February  2021
Online publication date:  February  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138574779
eBook ISBN: 9781351273206
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351273206
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This handbook comprises fresh and incisive research focusing on African media, culture and communication. The chapters from a cross-section of scholars dissect the forces shaping the field within a changing African context. It adds critical corpora of African scholarship and theory that places the everyday worlds, needs and uses of Africans first.

The book goes beyond critiques of the marginality of African approaches in media and communication studies to offer scholars the theoretical and empirical toolkit needed to start building critical corpora of African scholarship and theory that places the everyday worlds, needs and uses of Africans first. Decoloniality demands new epistemological interventions in African media, culture and communication, and this book is an important interlocutor in this space. In a globally interconnected world, changing patterns of authority and power pose new challenges to the ways in which media institutions are constituted and managed, as well as how communication and media policy is negotiated and the manner in which citizens engage with increasing media opportunities. The handbook focuses on the interrelationships of the local and the global and the concomitant consequences for media practice, education and citizen engagement in today?s Africa. Altogether, the book foregrounds convivial epistemologies relevant for locating African media and communication in the pluriverse.

This handbook is an essential read for critical media, communications, cultural studies and journalism scholars.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Decoloniality and the push for African media and communication studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Afrokology of media and communication studies Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Frantz Fanon, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, and African media and communication studies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Rethinking African strategic communication Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Afrokology and organisational culture Download PDF
Chapter  6:  To be or not to be Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Communicating the idea of South Africa in the age of decoloniality Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Decolonising media and communication studies Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Africa on demand Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The African novel and its global communicative potential Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Citizen journalism and conflict transformation Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Ghetto ‘wall-standing’ Download PDF
Chapter  13:  “Arab Spring” or Arab Winter Download PDF
Chapter  14:  On community radio and African interest broadcasting Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Not just a benevolent bystander Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Health communication in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The politics of identity, trauma, memory and decolonisation in Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie (2015) Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Nollywood as decoloniality Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Afrokology as a transdisciplinary approach to media and communication studies Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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