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Routledge Handbook of African Media and Communication Studies

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ISBN 9781138574779
February 11, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
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Book Description

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

The chapters provide historical and critical analysis of evolving types of communication and media in Africa as well as emerging trends in media ownerships in Africa, users and audiences, the role of external forces in shaping media, language and content issues, economic and policy dimensions at a time when the political, economic and technological contexts in which media organizations operate are also rapidly globalizing. The contributors foreground African perspectives as they situate African media, culture and communication studies in historical, cultural and global contexts.

Premised on the view that African communication is integral to processes of everyday culture and modernity in Africa, this handbook is an essential read for students and scholars of African Media and Communications, Critical Media and Journalism,

Table of Contents

1. The Turn Towards Doing African Media and Communication Studies in the Pluriverse

Winston Mano and viola c. milton

2. Afrokology: Theorising African Media and Communication Studies

Winston Mano and viola c. milton

3. Return to the source: Frantz Fanon, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, and African media and communication studies

Pier Paolo Frassinelli

4. Rethinking African Strategic Communication: Towards a new violence

Colin Chasi

5. Afrokology and organisational culture: why employees are not behaving as predicted

Elnerine Greeff

6. To be or not to be: Decolonising African Media/Communications

Kehbuma Langmia

7. Communicating the idea of South Africa

Blessed Ngwenya

8. Decolonising communication and media studies: An exploratory reading of views on curricula from around the world

Ylva Rodny-Gumede and Colin Chasi

9. Africa on demand:The production and distribution of African narratives through podcasting

Rachel Lara Watson

10. The African novel as a global form of communication: African writers on the world stage - Africa's soft power

Mary-Jean Nleya

11, Citizen Journalism and Conflict transformation in Africa: Kenyan Netizen' digitized shaping of Kenya's political crises

Toyin Ajao

12. Ghetto ‘wall-standing’: counterhegemonic graffiti in Zimbabwe

Hugh Mangeya

13. "Arab Spring" or Arab Winter: Social Media and 21 century Slave Trade in Libya

Kehbuma Langmia; Ashley Lewis & Shamilla Amulega

14. The making of an African Media Institution: On Memory and the Airwaves

Siyasanga M. Tyali

15. Not just benevolent bystanders: The corrosive role of private sector media on the sustainability of public service broadcasting in South Africa

Kate Skinner

16. Health Communication in Africa

Elizabeth Lubinga and Karabo Sitto

17. The politics of identity, trauma, memory, and decolonisation in Neill Blomkamp’s "Chappie" (2015)

Beschara Karam

18. Nollywood as Decoloniality

Ikechukwu Obiaya

19. Afrokology as a Transdisciplinary Approach to Media and Communication Studies

viola c. milton and Winston Mano

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Winston Mano is a Reader as well as the Director of the Africa Media Centre at the University of Westminster, UK.

viola c. milton is a Professor in the Department of Communication Science at the University of South Africa.