Africa's Media: Democracy and the Politics of Belonging
Arnaut, Karel, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
NYAMNJOH, FRANCIS B. Africa's media: democracy and the politics of belonging. 308 pp., bibliogr. Pretoria: UNISA Press (Zed Books), 2005. $85.00 (cloth), $29.95 (paper)
This book deals with the two--literary and political--dimensions of 'representation': journalism, the public and private press, as well as 'new' and so-called 'small' media (cartoons, rumour, etc.), on the one hand, and democracy, elections, and majority rule, on the other hand. In addition, Nyamnjoh is interested in how autochthony, the presently ubiquitous 'obsession with belonging', and identity politics affect these two dimensions of public representation in Africa in general and in Cameroon in particular. Finally, and not …
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Publication information: Article title: Africa's Media: Democracy and the Politics of Belonging. Contributors: Arnaut, Karel - Author. Journal title: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Volume: 13. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2007. Page number: 242+. © 1999 Royal Anthropological Institute. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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