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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

Early Black Media, 1918–1924

Print Pioneers in Britain

Authors: Chapman, Jane L.

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  • Presents the first systematic attempt to analyse media and public communications published in Britain by people of African and Afro-Caribbean origin during the aftermaths of WWI
  • Provides evidence that the aftermaths of war need to be given more attention as a distinctly defined period of post-conflict adjustment in which individual voices should be highlighted
  • Analyses how the newspapers of black communities act as a record of conflict memory, and specifically how physical and political oppression was understood by members of the African Caribbean community
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This book represents the first systematic attempt to analyse media and public communications published in Britain by people of African and Afro-Caribbean origin during the aftermaths of war, presenting an in-depth study of print publications for the period 1919-1924. This was a period of post-conflict readjustment that experienced a transnational surge in special interest newspapers and periodicals, including visual discourse. This study provides evidence that the aftermath of war needs to be given more attention as a distinctly defined period of post-conflict adjustment in which individual voices should be highlighted. As such it forms part of a continuing imperative to re-discover and recuperate black history, adding to the body of research on the aftermaths of The First World War, black studies, and the origins of diaspora.
Jane L. Chapman analyses how the newspapers of black communities act as a record of conflict memory, and specifically how physical and political oppression was understood by members of the African Caribbean community. Pioneering black activist journalism demonstrates opinions on either empowerment or disempowerment, visibility, self-esteem, and economic struggles for survival.

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Jane L. Chapman is Professor of Communications at Lincoln University, UK, and Research Associate at Wolfson College, Cambridge. She has authored thirteen books, and more than 30 articles and book chapters, as well as regularly managing and peer reviewing many UK Research Council funded grants since 2007. She is an editorial board member for several international journals, and shared the 2017 Colby Prize for Victorian Literature. 

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Black Media, 1918–1924
Book Subtitle
Print Pioneers in Britain
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69477-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69477-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69476-4
Series ISSN
2634-6575
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 80
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