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Popular Culture in Africa: The Episteme of the Everyday (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)


Huge Savings Item! Save 14% on the Popular Culture in Africa: The Episteme of the Everyday (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies) by Stephanie Newell at Dream Africa H. MPN: 1 black & white tables, 21 black & white. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber’s ground-breaking article, ''Popular Arts in Africa'', which stimulated new debates about


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This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber’s ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African popular cultures contribute to the formation of an episteme. With chapters on theater, Nollywood films, blogging, and music and sports discourses, as well as on popular art forms, urban and youth cultures, and gender and sexuality, the book highlights the dynamism and complexity of contemporary popular cultures in sub-Saharan Africa.

Focusing on the streets of Africa, especially city streets where different cultures and cultural personalities meet, the book asks how the category of "the people" is identified and interpreted by African culture-producers, politicians, religious leaders, and by "the people" themselves. The book offers a nuanced, strongly historicized perspective in which African popular cultures are regarded as vehicles through which we can document ordinary people’s vitality and responsiveness to political and social transformations.

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Manufacturer:Routledge
Part Number:1 black & white tables, 21 black & white
Publisher:Routledge
Studio:Routledge
MPN:1 black & white tables, 21 black & white
EAN:9780415532921
Item Weight:1.35 pounds
Item Size:0.81 x 9.02 x 9.02 inches
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