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African Broadcast Cultures: Radio in Transition (Hardback)
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African Broadcast Cultures: Radio in Transition (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/08/2000
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Radio has played a pivotal role in Africa situations of conflict, crisis, and in the overall development of the African continent. No other medium of communication in Africa comes close to radio in terms of audience, political significance and cultural power. Local radio stations as well as international broadcasters have been at once the barometers and the agents of change. This book provides a timely and cross-continental perspective on a much-neglected aspect of African public culture in its political structures and economic fortunes. Based on a series of case studies by academics and radio journalists, the contributors to this book analyze the role of radio in public life in situations of conflict and peace, and argue for the importance and success of diversity and localization in African radio.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275970604
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 537 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The contributions to this book are uneven, as befits a workshop collection, but this does not reduce the importance of the publication. This sample survey is a clarion call for radio to be taken seriously by researchers as it is by African audiences. The collections will be of most interest to anyone studyin African media and culture."-The International Journal of African Historical Studies
...".a good read....good value for the money."-Radio Netherlands
"[T]his book will be of great interest to all who work in the area of communication technologies."-Development Policy Review
"[T]his volume is a successful example of a genre somewhat devalued by the possibilities offered by desk-top publishing and the demands of research assessments; the multi-author collection....It opens up an important subject. We must hope that future researchers pick up the threads of the arguments presented here."-School of Oriental & African Studies
"�T�his book will be of great interest to all who work in the area of communication technologies."-Development Policy Review
"�T�his volume is a successful example of a genre somewhat devalued by the possibilities offered by desk-top publishing and the demands of research assessments; the multi-author collection....It opens up an important subject. We must hope that future researchers pick up the threads of the arguments presented here."-School of Oriental & African Studies
?....a good read....good value for the money.??Radio Netherlands
?....a good read....good value for the money.?-Radio Netherlands
?[T]his book will be of great interest to all who work in the area of communication technologies.?-Development Policy Review
?[T]his volume is a successful example of a genre somewhat devalued by the possibilities offered by desk-top publishing and the demands of research assessments; the multi-author collection....It opens up an important subject. We must hope that future researchers pick up the threads of the arguments presented here.?-School of Oriental & African Studies
?The contributions to this book are uneven, as befits a workshop collection, but this does not reduce the importance of the publication. This sample survey is a clarion call for radio to be taken seriously by researchers as it is by African audiences. The collections will be of most interest to anyone studyin African media and culture.?-The International Journal of African Historical Studies
.,.".a good read....good value for the money."-Radio Netherlands

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