Normal view MARC view ISBD view

African appropriations :

By: Krings, Matthias.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Publisher: Bloomington Indiana University Press 2015Description: xii, 311 pages : illustrations.ISBN: 9780253016256 (hbk.).Subject(s): Mass media and culture | Mass media | Video recordings industry | Motion picture industry | HISTORY | Anpassung | Massenkultur | RezeptionDDC classification: 960 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.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
BK BK Kannur University Central Library
Stack
Stack 960 KRI/A (Browse shelf) Available 45980

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.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Powered by Koha

//