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The Resource African appropriations : cultural difference, mimesis, and media, Matthias Krings

African appropriations : cultural difference, mimesis, and media, Matthias Krings

Label
African appropriations : cultural difference, mimesis, and media
Title
African appropriations
Title remainder
cultural difference, mimesis, and media
Statement of responsibility
Matthias Krings
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where they have adapted pervasive cultural forms to their own purposes as photo novels, comic books, songs, posters, and even scam letters. These African appropriations reveal the broad scope of cultural mediation that is characteristic of our hyperlinked age. Krings argues that there is no longer an "original" or "faithful copy," but only endless transformations that thrive in the fertile ground of African popular culture
Member of
Cataloging source
MEU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967 September 26-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krings, Matthias
Dewey number
960
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
  • DT14
  • DT14
LC item number
.K75 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
African expressive cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Mass media and culture
  • Mass media
  • HISTORY / Africa / General
  • Anpassung
  • Massenkultur
  • Rezeption
  • Subsaharisches Afrika
  • USA
Label
African appropriations : cultural difference, mimesis, and media, Matthias Krings
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments and preface -- Introduction -- The wicked major : embodying cultural difference -- Lance Spearman : the African James Bond -- Black Titanic : pirating the White Star liner -- Vice and videos : Kanywood under duress -- Dar 2 Lagos : Nollywood in Tanzania -- Branding bin Laden : the global "war on terror" on a local stage -- Master and mugu : orientalist mimicry and cybercrime -- "Crazy white men" : (un)doing difference in African popular music -- Coda
Control code
918896497
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780253016256
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918896497
Label
African appropriations : cultural difference, mimesis, and media, Matthias Krings
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments and preface -- Introduction -- The wicked major : embodying cultural difference -- Lance Spearman : the African James Bond -- Black Titanic : pirating the White Star liner -- Vice and videos : Kanywood under duress -- Dar 2 Lagos : Nollywood in Tanzania -- Branding bin Laden : the global "war on terror" on a local stage -- Master and mugu : orientalist mimicry and cybercrime -- "Crazy white men" : (un)doing difference in African popular music -- Coda
Control code
918896497
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780253016256
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918896497

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