Media and Identity in Africa


These studies incorporate both African and international perspectives. They demonstrate how media outlets perpetuate, question, or modify the unequal power relations between the north and the south of the continent. Focusing on east Africa, essays discuss the construction of old and new social entities as defined by class, gender, ethnicity, religion, and political and economic differences. Contributors illustrate how locals are increasingly controlling traditional and modern forms of media and countering the forces of globalization.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Karin Barber
  • Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
  • Alamin Mazrui
  • Goretti Linda Nassanga
  • Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 2009


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