Popular and the Public - Cultural Debates and Struggles over Public Space in Modern India (Hardback)Preben Kaarsholm (author)
Hardback 202 Pages / Published: 01/03/2009
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"The Popular and the Public" brings together a range of international scholars to examine how popular culture has shaped the public sphere, providing an alternative space for political debate in 19th and 20th Century India, Africa and Europe. A diverse range of case studies include: competition between Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists within public culture in Nigeria; popular music and songs of war and peace in Uganda; Battala chap-books, popular painting and battles over urban space in Calcutta; Islamic festivals and moral debates around AIDS and crime in post-apartheid South Africa; Danish orientalism; nationalist journalism in Kenya; and, notions of 'miraculous literacy' among Evangelical Christians in Africa.
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 237 x 158 x 30 mm
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