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The Resource Africans and the politics of popular culture, edited by Toyin Falola and Augustine Agwuele, (electronic resource)

Africans and the politics of popular culture, edited by Toyin Falola and Augustine Agwuele, (electronic resource)

Label
Africans and the politics of popular culture
Title
Africans and the politics of popular culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Toyin Falola and Augustine Agwuele
Title variation
Africans & the Politics of Popular Culture
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This anthology provides insightful data on and discussions of a wide array of popular cultural manifestations and theoretical perspectives, covering such issues as kinship, religion, conflict resolution, music, cinema, drama, and literary texts. The issues cohere around the understanding that culture is situational and political. Going beyond merely challenging popular stereotypes and representations of Africans and African related practices in various outlets, the book reveals how popular cultural practices are instruments that have been manipulated for personal and collective survival. The book is distinctive in its codification and explication of aspects of popular practices that are based on data from countries in Africa, Europe, and the Americas that showcase cultural negotiations either with reference to how notions, values, norms, and images of Africans have been packaged and exploited over the years or how popular cultures are used as tools of resistance and agitation by the various focal groups that are discussed. The topics are presented and illustrated in ways easily accessible to readers of all backgrounds. Toyin Falola is the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin as well as a University Distinguished Teaching Professor. Augustine Agwuele is an assistant professor of linguistics in the Department of Anthropology, Texas State University, San Marcos. Contributors: Arinpe Adejumo, Augustine Agwuele, Antoinette Tidjani Alou, Maurice N. Amutabi, Tokunbo A. Ayoola, Nicholas M. Creary, Toyin Falola, Celeste A. Fisher, Denise Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson, Hetty ter Haar, Debra L. Klein, Emmanuel M. Mbah, Sarah Steinbock-Pratt, and Asonzeh Ukah.--
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Falola, Toyin
  • Agwuele, Augustine
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Popular culture
  • Africa
Label
Africans and the politics of popular culture, edited by Toyin Falola and Augustine Agwuele, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580467094/type/BOOK
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
From primitive to popular culture : why Kant never made it to Africa / Hetty ter Haar -- Popular culture of Yoruba kinship practices / Augustine Agwuele -- Justice from below : cultural capital, local-global identity processes, and social change in Eastern Niger / Antoinette Tidjani Alou -- Popular culture and the resolution of boundary disputes in the Bamenda Grasslands of Cameroon / Emmanuel M. Mbah -- Reverse mission or asylum Christianity? : a Nigerian church in Europe / Asonzeh Ukah -- Performing pop tradition in Nigeria : from Yoruba Bata to Bata Fuji / Debra L. Klein -- Reclaiming the past or assimilationist rebellion? : transforming the self in contemporary American cinema / Celeste A. Fisher -- Neither bold nor beautiful : investigating the impact of Western soap operas on Kenya / Maurice N. Amutabi -- The lions in the jungle : representations of Africa and Africans in American cinema / Sarah Steinbock-Pratt -- Sexuality in Caribbean performance : homoeroticism and the African body in Trinidad / Denise Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson -- Family health awareness in popular Yoruba arts / Arinpe Adejumo -- Literary cultural nationalists as ambassadors across the diaspora / Nicholas M. Creary -- Popular resistance literature and the Nigerian Railway Corporation, 1955-60 / Tokunbo A. Ayoola
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CR9781580467094
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580467094
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097162975
Label
Africans and the politics of popular culture, edited by Toyin Falola and Augustine Agwuele, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580467094/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From primitive to popular culture : why Kant never made it to Africa / Hetty ter Haar -- Popular culture of Yoruba kinship practices / Augustine Agwuele -- Justice from below : cultural capital, local-global identity processes, and social change in Eastern Niger / Antoinette Tidjani Alou -- Popular culture and the resolution of boundary disputes in the Bamenda Grasslands of Cameroon / Emmanuel M. Mbah -- Reverse mission or asylum Christianity? : a Nigerian church in Europe / Asonzeh Ukah -- Performing pop tradition in Nigeria : from Yoruba Bata to Bata Fuji / Debra L. Klein -- Reclaiming the past or assimilationist rebellion? : transforming the self in contemporary American cinema / Celeste A. Fisher -- Neither bold nor beautiful : investigating the impact of Western soap operas on Kenya / Maurice N. Amutabi -- The lions in the jungle : representations of Africa and Africans in American cinema / Sarah Steinbock-Pratt -- Sexuality in Caribbean performance : homoeroticism and the African body in Trinidad / Denise Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson -- Family health awareness in popular Yoruba arts / Arinpe Adejumo -- Literary cultural nationalists as ambassadors across the diaspora / Nicholas M. Creary -- Popular resistance literature and the Nigerian Railway Corporation, 1955-60 / Tokunbo A. Ayoola
Control code
CR9781580467094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580467094
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097162975

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