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Nollywood in Glocal Perspective

Editors: Musa, Bala (Ed.)

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  • Offers insights into the role of the film industry in the social and economic development of Nigeria and AfricaIllustrates the role Nigeria’s film industry has played as a model for other African and developing countries' film industriesProvides new perspectives on the nature and changing dynamics of glocal entertainment industry

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This book gives a panoramic view of the rise and growth of Nollywood, Nigeria’s movie and home video entertainment industry, into the second largest and most prolific movie-producing industry in the world. It offers an analysis of Nollywood’s influence as a local and global cultural force. Scholars from Africa, the African Diaspora and beyond examine the factors that have shaped Nollywood’s unique story-telling, production, and distribution system. The volume shows how internal and external economic, social, cultural and technological changes intersect to define Nollywood’s film-making and entertainment ethos. It is grounded in sound theoretical perspectives that help readers understand the texts and subtexts of the industry’s emergence, transformation, and impact. The range of subjects covered span Nollywood’s historical roots in Nigeria pre-colonial traveling/community theatre to colonial era film-making, and its contemporary spin-offs and inspired cousins across Africa and in Europe. It illuminates the interface of artistic, business, cultural and technological innovation and creativity at the heart of Africa’s local and global pop culture explosion.

About the authors

Bala A. Musa is Professor of Communication Studies at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, USA. An international scholar, Musa is fellow of many academic and professional organizations. He is author of Framing Genocide: Media, Diplomacy and Conflict; and Co-editor of From Twitter to Tahrir Square: Ethics in Social and New Media CommunicationCommunication, Culture and Human Rights in Africa; and Emerging Issues in Contemporary Journalism; among others.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • History and Evolution of Nollywood: A Look at Early and Late Influences

    Pages 3-24

    Azeez, Adesina Lukuman

  • From Nigeria Film Industry to Nollywood: Land-Marking the Growth of the New Wave Cinema

    Pages 25-43

    Husseini, Shaibu Hassan (et al.)

  • From Informality to “New Nollywood”: Implications for the Audience

    Pages 45-66

    Ernest-Samuel, Gloria Chimeziem (et al.)

  • Challenges of Technological Innovation in Nollywood Film Production

    Pages 67-83

    Alabi, Soji

  • Nollywood as an Agent of African Culture and Identity

    Pages 87-100

    Abodunrin, Olufemi J. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nollywood in Glocal Perspective
Editors
  • Bala Musa
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30663-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30663-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30662-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 253
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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