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Thunder And Silence

Author : Dhyana Ziegler
ISBN : 0865432511
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Mass Media

Author : James B. Martin
ISBN : 1590332628
Genre : Reference
File Size : 48.20 MB
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Mass media has become an integral part of the human experience. News travels around the world in a split second affecting people in other countries in untold ways. Although being on top of the news may be good, at least for news junkies, mass media also transmits values or the lack thereof, condenses complex events and thoughts to simplified sound bites and often ignores the essence of an event or story. The selective bibliography gathers the books and magazine literature over the previous ten years while providing access through author, title and subject indexes.
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Black Africana Communication Theory

Author : Kehbuma Langmia
ISBN : 9783319754475
Genre : Social Science
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Most Western-driven theories do not have a place in Black communicative experience, especially in Africa. Many scholars interested in articulating and interrogating Black communication scholarship are therefore at the crossroads of either having to use Western-driven theory to explain a Black communication dynamic, or have to use hypothetical rules to achieve their objectives, since they cannot find compelling Black communication theories to use as reference. Colonization and the African slave trade brought with it assimilationist tendencies that have dealt a serious blow on the cognition of most Blacks on the continent and abroad. As a result, their interpersonal as well as in-group dialogic communication had witnessed dramatic shifts. Black/Africana Communication Theory assembles skilled communicologists who propose uniquely Black-driven theories that stand the test of time. Throughout the volume’s fifteen chapters theories including but not limited to Afrocentricity, Afro-Cultural Mulatto, Venerative Speech Theory, Africana Symbolic Contextualism Theory, HaramBuntu-Government-Diaspora Communications Theory, Consciencist Communication Theory and Racial Democracy Effect Theory are introduced and discussed.
Category: Social Science

Political Communication In Africa

Author : Ayo Olukotun
ISBN : 9783319486314
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers a comprehensive account of the nature and development of political communication in Africa. In light of the growing number of African states now turning towards democratic rule, as well as the growing utilization of information technologies in Africa, the contributors examine topics such as: the role of social media in politics, strategic political communication, political philosophy and political communication, Habermas in Africa, gender and political communication, image dilemma in Africa, and issues in political communication research in Africa, and identify the frontiers for future research on political communication in Africa.
Category: Political Science

Nation Building Propaganda And Literature In Francophone Africa

Author : Dominic Thomas
ISBN : 025310954X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What characterizes the relationship between literature and the state? Should literature serve the needs of the state by constructing national consciousness, espousing state propaganda, and molding good citizens? Or should it be dedicated to a different kind of creative social endeavor? In this important book about literature and the politics of nation-building, Dominic Thomas assesses the contributions of Francophone African writers whose works have played a key role in the recent transition to democracy in the Congo. Exploring the works of Sony Labou Tansi, Henri Lopes, and Emmanuel Dongala, among others, Thomas highlights writers intimately involved with government and politics -- whether in support of the state's vision or with the intention of articulating a more open view of citizens and society. Focusing on themes such as collaboration, reconciliation, identity, history, and memory, Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa elaborates a broader understanding of the circumstances of African colonization, modern African nation-state formation, and the complex cultural dynamics at work in Africa since independence.
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Mass Media Towards The Millennium

Author : Arrie De Beer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070828434
Genre : Mass media
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Although there are numerous publications on mass communication available, this one deals, in one volume, with all the basic elements and some of the major issues of mass communication pertaining to the new South Africa.
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Readings From The Disciplines

Author : Christine A. Hult
ISBN : 0205269168
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 49.2 MB
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This engaging book introduces readers to the types of writing typically found in professional journals, providing them with real writing from various disciplines in an accessible form. Organized according to science and technology, social sciences, and the humanities and arts, each section contains several readings from a variety of journals. Articles were chosen for their accessibility, with high interest level and with a minimum of technical jargon. Readings serve as models of typical research articles from the disciplines, including the actual format and documentation style as published in the academic journals.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Press Freedom And Communication In Africa

Author : Festus Eribo
ISBN : UOM:39015039922649
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The significance of press freedom in contemporary society and the attitudes of governments to freedom of expression and democratic practices have taken on a new garment since the end of the cold war. In Africa, a strong awareness of the advantages of a free press and the inalienable rights of the people, to unfettered communication has sparked an unstoppable demand for freedom of the press across the continent. The increase in the number of independent newspapers, radio and television stations on the one hand and the frequency of government censorship of press and arrests of journalists on the other hand are evidence of a continent at a crossroads. In this volume, twenty communications scholars examine, from a variety of perspectives, the past and present developments in Africa's quest for press freedom. The essays focus on the media in Anglophone, Arabic speaking, Francophone, and Lusophone Africa, capturing the inherent problems and benefits-where they exist- of colonial legacy and the fragility of press freedom in the fledgling post-colonial administrations bedeviled by underdevelopment and political instability. As the essays in this volume reveal, Africa's unquenchable thirst for freedom of expression continues to play a central part in the socio-political and economic spheres from Cape Town to Cairo and from Accra to Dar es Salaam. The authors' analytical approach to the subject matter provides to a fresh understanding of the historicity, complexities, difficulties of the mass media on a continent in search of "a free market place of ideas".
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

African Media African Children

Author : Norma Odom Pecora
ISBN : UCSD:31822037381043
Genre : Social Science
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"'African Media, African Children' is the title of the tenth Yearbook of the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media. Over the years, we have focused attention on a wide range of topics, but this is the first Yearbook with a geographical focus, and a vast continent at that. A focus on Africa seems both timely and important. When issues about children and media are discussed, all too often the frame of reference is the media culture of the Western world. There is an urgent need for the agenda to become open to non-Western thoughts and intercultural approaches to a much higher degree than is the case at present. The essays in this volume reflect a wide-range of issues and concerns related to children's media culture in Africa. For example, several address the role of entertainment television in Addis Abba, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, and Zambia and in the lives of Muslim children. Other essays introduce us to children-centered media from Ghana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, and the innovative programs of PLAN-International. In addition to entertainment media and children-centered media, media education and digital media literacy are also discussed."--Publisher website.
Category: Social Science