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Title:New media and religious transformations in Africa
Editors:Hackett, Rosalind I.J.ISNI
Soares, Benjamin F.ISNI
City of publisher:Bloomington, IN
Publisher:Indiana University Press
ISBN:0253015197; 9780253015198; 0253015243; 9780253015242; 0253015308; 9780253015303
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:mass media
African religions
Abstract:Religious actors have long been in the forefront in taking up new media technologies in Africa. This collective volume casts a critical look at Africa's rapidly evolving religious media scene. It offers historical and empirical data about religion and media in Africa, as well as theoretical and methodological reflections on the intersections of religion, media, culture, and politics. Most of the chapters are based on papers presented at the international conference 'New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa', held in Abuja, Nigeria, in July 2008. Contents: Introduction: New media and religious transformations in Africa (Rosalind I. J. Hackett and Benjamin F. Soares); Part 1. 'Old' media: print and radio: A history of Sauti ya Mvita ('Voice of Mombasa'): radio, public culture, and Islam in coastal Kenya, 1947-1966 (James R. Brennan); Between standardization and pluralism: the Islamic printing market and its social spaces in Bamako, Mali (Francesco Zappa); Binary Islam: media and religious movements in Nigeria (Brian Larkin); Muslim community radio stations: constructing and shaping identities in a democratic South Africa (Muhammed Haron). Part 2. New media and media worlds: Mediating transcendence: popular film, visuality, and religious experience in West Africa (Johannes Merz); The heart of man: Pentecostalist emotive style in and beyond Kinshasa's media world (Katrien Pype); Islamic communication and mass media in Cameroon (Hamadou Adama); 'We are on the Internet': contemporary Pentecostalism in Africa and the new culture of online religion (J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu); Conveying Islam: Arab Islamic satellite channels as new players (Ehab Galal); Religious discourse in the new media: a case study of Pentecostal discourse communities of SMS users in south-western Nigeria (?Rotimi Taiwo). Part 3. Arenas of exchange, competition, and conflict: Media Afrikania: styles and strategies of representing 'Afrikan traditional religion' in Ghana (Marleen de Witte); Enwele Jesu: gospel music and religious publics in Nigeria (Vicki L. Brennan); Managing miracles: ambiguities in the regulation of religious broadcasting in Nigeria (Asonzeh Ukah); Living across digital landscapes: Muslims, Orthodox Christians, and an Indian guru in Ethiopia (Samson A. Bezabeh); Zulu dreamscapes: senses, media, and authentication in contemporary neo-Shamanism (David Chidester). [ASC Leiden abstract]