Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa: Mediating Conflict in the Twenty-first Century

Editor: Mano, Winston
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: I.B. Tauris

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ISBN: 978-1-78-076705-5
Category: Social Sciences
Image Count: 22
Book Status: Available
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This book sets about rethinking the role of media and communication in perpetuating, reinforcing and undermining racism, ethnicity and other discriminations across Africa. It goes beyond customary discussions of representation of racism and ethnicity to question the role played by specific media institutions. Topics and issues covered include racism in South African newspapers, pluralist media in Kenya, media discourses on homosexuality in Namibia, and the politics of African News in Nigerian newspapers.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword by Fackson Banda
  • 1. Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa - Winston Mano
  • 2. Media and Belonging in Africa: Reflections on Exclusionary Articulation of Racial and Ethnic Identities in Cameroon and South Africa - Francis B. Nyamnjoh
  • 3. Discourses of Race in the Afrikaans Press in South Africa - Herman Wasserman
  • 4. ‘Where the Streets Have No Names’: Mediating Name Change in Post-Apartheid South Africa - Kristin Skare Orgeret
  • 5. ‘It's Our Paper!’ Ethnic Identity Politics and Indigenous Language Newspaper Readers in Zimbabwe: The Case of uMthunywa - Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara
  • 6. Reporting Ethnic Minority Issues in Africa: A Study of Nigerian Newspapers - Nkereuwem Udoakah
  • 7. Regionalism and Ethnicity in the Nigerian Press: An Analysis of the Coverage of Boko Haram and the Niger Delta Conflicts in the Guardian and Daily Trust - Muhammad Jameel Yusha'u
  • 8. Programming for National Unity: The Paradox of Television in Nigeria - Oluyinka Esan
  • 9. Influencing the Information Domain: The United Nations’ Information Intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob
  • 10. ‘Thus Saith the Prophet’: The Media, Ethnic Myths and Electoral Politics in Kenya - Duncan Omanga
  • 11. A Critical View of the Kenyan Media System through the Lens of the Journalists - Elisabet Helander
  • 12. The Rise and Fall of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Domestic Press: A Study on the Importance of International Allies - Cecilia Strand
  • 13. Sakawa – The Spirit of Cyberfraud: Analysis of a Rumour Complex in Ghana - Felix Riedel
  • 14. Black African Diasporic Cinemas: Identities and the Challenge of Complexity - Daniela Ricci
  • 15. Race and the Reproduction of Colonial Mythologies on Land: A Post-colonial Reading of British Media Discourse on Zimbabwe - Wendy Willems
  • 16. Representation of Otherness: Africans and Crime in the Norwegian Media - Martin Nkosi Ndlela