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African Communication Systems and the Digital Age



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ISBN 9780367251611
February 22, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
144 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

The book covers African communication systems, discussing and comparing communication modes and forms with traditional and new media across west, east and southern Africa.

African Communication Systems and the Digital Age contextualises communication by bringing to the table African contributions to the field, examining the importance of African indigenous forms of communicationand the intersection of African communications systems and the digital age. The book covers various concepts, models, theories and classification of African communications systems, not limited to instrumental communication, types of African music and their communication properties, indigenous writing systems, non-verbal communication, and mythological communication.  This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African communication. Through careful analysis of communication in Africa, this book provides insights into the various ways of communicating prior to the advent of the traditional and new media as well as their continued relevance in the digital age.

African Communication Systems and the Digital Age will be of interest to students and scholars of African communication.

Table of Contents

1. Background and Context of African Communication Systems  2. Conceptualizing African Communication Systems  3. Instrumental Communication  4. Demonstrative Communication  5. Iconographic Communication  6. Extra-Mundane Communication  7. Visual Communication  8. Institutional Communication  9. Venue-oriented communication, Structure and Features  10. Mythological Communication  11. Taxonomic Communication  12. Axiomatic Communication

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Biography

Eno Akpabio is a Professor of Information and Communications Studies at the University of Namibia.