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Title:Africa, cultural studies and difference
Editors:Tomaselli, Keyan G.ISNI
Wright, Handel KashopeISNI
City of publisher:London
ISBN:0415617421; 9780415617420
Geographic terms:Africa
East Africa
South Africa
African identity
popular music
traditional festivals
educational philosophy
Abstract:This special issue of the journal 'Cultural Studies' is dedicated to the plurality of African Cultural Studies. An introduction by the editors is followed by a chapter on Africanicity in black cinema by Boulou E. de B'béri. Lize van Robbroeck analyses African nationalist subjectivities in South African print and visual culture of the early 20th century. Awad Ibrahim deals with the case of African youth attending a high school in Ontario, Canada, discussing the semiology of in-betweenness. Fibian Kavulani Lukalo's 'Outliving generations: youth traversing borders through popular music in everyday urban life in East Africa' showcases the emerging urban youth culture in East Africa. Natasha Distiller in 'Surviving the future: towards a South African cultural studies', looks specifically at the difficulties encountered in assessing a contemporary South African cultural space. Sunday Enessi Ododo's paper on the Ekuechi festival of the Ebira Tao of central Nigeria offers an analysis of masks and mask-less significance in these performances. Ali A. Abdi's paper 'Europe and African thought systems and philosophies of education' is largely critical of European modes of thinking and attitudes towards Africa. 'An African presence in Europe: portraits of Somali elders' by Glenn Jordan intertwines personal narrative of author and subjects with imagery relating to diasporic history, notably in Wales, where the Somali Elders Project was set up. [ASC Leiden abstract]