Popular Culture in Africa

The Episteme of the Everyday

Author: Stephanie Newell,Onookome Okome

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135068933

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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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.

The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing

Subjugated Knowledges

Author: Sarah Lowndes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317555651

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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This book considers the history of Do It Yourself art, music and publishing, demonstrating how DIY strategies have transitioned from being marginal, to emergent, to embedded. Through secondary research, observation and original interviews, each chapter details the peak period of a city’s subcultural activity and assesses the contemporary situation since the post-subcultural period circa 1995 in order to address the impact of globalized culture in the wake of digital and internet technologies. The book aims to challenge existing histories of sub-cultures by looking at less well-known scenes and movements as well as explore DIY "best practices" to trace a template of best approaches for sustainable, independent, locally owned creative enterprises.

The Pedagogies of Cultural Studies

Author: Andrew Hickey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317425022

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This volume provides an exploration of the manifold ways pedagogy is enacted in cultural studies practice. Pedagogy in the book comes to stand as far more than simply the "art of teaching"; contributors explore how pedagogy defines and shapes their practice as cultural studies scholars. Chapters variously highlight the role of pedagogy in cultural studies practice, including formal, classroom situations where cultural studies is deployed to teach as part of degree or coursework programs, but importantly also as something removed from the formal classroom, as situated within the research act via public engagement or through social activism as a public pedagogy. In so doing, the book chart a course for understanding cultural studies as an active and engaged discipline interested in understanding cultural flows and production as sites of learning and exchange.

Motherhood in the Media

Infanticide, Journalism, and the Digital Age

Author: Barbara Barnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317496787

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This book examines contemporary media stories about women who kill their children. By analyzing media texts, motherhood blogs, and journalistic interviews, the book seeks to understand better maternal violence and the factors that lead women to harm their children. The central thesis of this book is that media practices have changed dramatically during the past 50 years, as has society’s views on "appropriate" feminine behavior, yet definitions of characteristics of good mothers remain largely defined by 1950s sit coms, Victorian ideals, and Christian theology. The book contends that in spite of media saturation in American society, and the media’s increased opportunities to tell complex and nuanced stories, news media narratives continue to situate maternal violence as rare, unfathomable, and unpredictable. The news media’s shift in focus—from public service to profit-making industry—has encouraged superficial coverage of maternal violence as reporters look for stories that sell, not stories that explain. Motherhood blogs, in contrast, offer an opportunity for women to tell their own stories about motherhood, based on experience. Interviews with journalists offer insights into how the structure of their jobs dictates media coverage of this intimate form of violence.

Intimacy on the Internet

Media Representations of Online Connections

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317581415

Category: Computers

Page: 270

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The focus of this book is on the media representations of the use of the Internet in seeking intimate connections—be it a committed relationship, a hook-up, or a community in which to dabble in fringe sexual practices. Popular culture (film, narrative television, the news media, and advertising) present two very distinct pictures of the use of the Internet as related to intimacy. From news reports about victims of online dating, to the presentation of the desperate and dateless, the perverts and the deviants, a distinct frame for the intimacy/Internet connection is negativity. In some examples however, a changing picture is emerging. The ubiquitousness of Internet use today has meant a slow increase in comparatively more positive representations of successful online romances in the news, resulting in more positive-spin advertising and a more even-handed presence of such liaisons in narrative television and film. Both the positive and the negative media representations are categorised and analysed in this book to explore what they reveal about the intersection of gender, sexuality, technology and the changing mores regarding intimacy.

Ausgewählte Schriften

Cultural studies : ein politisches Theorieprojekt / hrsg. und übers. von Nora Räthzel

Author: Stuart Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886192601

Category: Critical theory

Page: 158

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Afropolis

Stadt, Medien, Kunst : [Kairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa, Johannnesburg]

Author: Kerstin Pinther,Larissa Förster,Christian Hanussek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865608987

Category: Africa

Page: 328

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Der umfangreiche und reich illustrierte Band untersucht am Beispiel von Lagos, Kinshasa, Johannesburg, Nairobi, und Kairo Strukturen und Entwicklungsmuster. Neue Arbeiten von aus Europa und Afrika stammenden Künstlerinnen und Künstlern unterschiedlicher Genres setzen sich mit aktuellen Herausforderungen an Urbanität auseinander - in Fotografien und Grafiken ebenso wie in Skulpturen, Videoarbeiten und interaktiven Netzkunstprojekten. Zudem fällt der Blick auf Kulturproduktion und Kulturszenen in den fünf Städten. Texte zu den Themen "Stadt und Film", der kolonialen Planungspraxis von Ernst May in Ostafrika, ein Interview mit dem in London tätigen Architekten David Adjaye sowie ein Bildessay zu den informellen Architekturen weisen über die fünf ausgewählten Städte hinaus. Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum Köln (erste Ausstellung im neu eröffneten Museumsbau), 04.11.2010 bis 13.03-2011 Iwalewa-Haus, Universität Bayreuth, April - September 2011.

New Historicism

Literaturgeschichte als Poetik der Kultur

Author: Moritz Bassler,Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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Die Maschen der Frauen -

Friday Night Knitting Club - Roman

Author: Kate Jacobs

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641018544

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

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Bestseller um Maschen, Mütter und Männer Georgia liebt das Klappern der Nadeln. Deshalb fühlt sich die alleinerziehende Mutter am wohlsten in ihrem gemütlichen Woll-Laden auf der Upper West Side. Genau wie ihre zwölfjährige Tochter und die fünf Frauen, die sich dort jeden Freitag zum Stricken treffen. Dass der lebhafte Strickclub Freundschaften schafft, die so tröstlich sind wie die weichste Merinowolle und so beständig wie das Lieblingspaar Stricknadeln, das findet Georgia heraus, als etwas passiert, das ihrer aller Leben verändern wird. • Eine perfekte Mischung aus „E-Mail“ für dich und „Magnolien“ aus Stahl • Julia Roberts hat sich die Filmrechte gesichert

Medien - Wissen - Bildung

Explorationen visualisierter und kollaborativer Wissensräume

Author: Ronald Maier,Theo Hug

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3902719656

Category:

Page: 229

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Der vorliegende Band befasst sich mit Dynamiken und Transformationsprozessen an den Schnittstellen medialer, sozialer und organisationaler Entwicklungen. Die Beitr ge zielen auf die Erkundung inter- und transdisziplin rer Diskursfelder. Sie thematisieren kontempor re und zukunftsweisende Formen der Visualisierung und kollaborativen Nutzung von Wissensr umen.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492962580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA– und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.

Qualitative Interviews

Author: Sabina Misoch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110354616

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.