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Title:Popular Culture and Public Space in Africa: The Possibilities of Cultural Citizenship
Author:Dolby, NadineISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:49
Issue:3
Period:December
Pages:31-47
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:popular culture
citizenship
television
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Bibliography/Research
Politics and Government
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/african_studies_review/v049/49.3dolby.pdf
Abstract:Popular culture in Africa is increasingly intertwined with the public space of nations. Drawing on contemporary scholarship on popular culture, citizenship, and identity in transnational and global contexts, this article analyses the phenomenal success of the television show 'Big Brother Africa' in 2003 and argues that people's everyday engagement with popular culture, including television, must be a central component of understanding emergent public spaces and citizenship practices in Africa's present and future. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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