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Title:Out on Malian television: media and culture change in an emerging cosmopolitan metropolitan center
Author:Hoffman, Barbara G.ISNI
Periodical:Mande Studies (ISSN 1536-5506)
Geographic term:Mali
urban life
cultural change
About persons:Boubacar Sidibé
Ousmane SowISNI
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/44080974
Abstract:In 2011, the author conducted a public opinion study with regard to two Malian television series, both located in Bamako: 'Dou' or 'Family', produced by Boubacar Sidibé, and 'Le Grin', written and directed by Ousmane Sow. In these series, televised representations of the inhabitants of metropolitan Bamako perform cosmopolitan lifestyles in markedly local idioms. There was a substantial generation gap in the responses to these two local television productions. This gap is indicative of the process of cosmopolitanization of the citizens of Bamako. The older generations tend to resist or adapt more slowly, while the younger ones leap onto the modernization bandwagon with alacrity. These outcomes raise new questions that remain to be answered. What has been the impact on these cosmopolitan trends of the year of crisis that Mali endured during 2012-2013? How are the increasingly conservative religious practices of the 'citadins' affecting what is produced for television? Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]