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Social Media and Elections in Africa, Volume 2

Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Ndlela, Martin, Mano, Winston (Eds.)

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  • Explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the increased presence of social media within African politics
  • Analyses social media posts, transgressive images, newspaper articles, and includes case studies of Algeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda
  • Considers the impact of digital media before, during, and after elections
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This book, the second of two volumes, explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the increased presence of social media within African politics. Electoral processes in Africa have assumed new dimensions due to the influence of social media. As social media permeates different aspects of elections, it is ostensibly creating new challenges and opportunities. Most evident are the challenges of hate speech, misogyny and incivility. This book considers the impact of digital media before, during, and after elections, as well as authorities' attempts to legislate and regulate the internet in response. Contributions to this volume analyse social media posts, transgressive images, newspaper articles, and include case studies of Algeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda. This results in the delivery of an original depiction of the use of social media in a variety of African contexts. This book will appeal to academics and students of media and communication studies, political studies, journalism, sociology, and African studies. 

About the authors

Martin N. Ndlela is Associate Professor at the School of Business and Social Sciences, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, and Research Associate at the Department of Strategic Communication at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a co-editor of the Journal of African Media Studies.

Winston Mano is Reader at the University of Westminster, UK, and member of the Communication Research Institute’s Global Media Research Network. Mano is also the Principal Editor of the Journal of African Media Studies and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Social Media, Political Cultures and Elections in Africa

    Pages 1-7

    Mano, Winston (et al.)

  • Misogyny, Social Media and Electoral Democracy in Zimbabwe’s 2018 Elections

    Pages 9-29

    Mateveke, Pauline (et al.)

  • Women and Election Activism in Uganda: The Pads4Girls Social Media Campaign

    Pages 31-58

    Namasinga Selnes, Florence (et al.)

  • Discrimination Against Female Politicians on Social Media: An Analysis of Tweets in the Run-Up to the July 2018 Harmonised Elections in Zimbabwe

    Pages 59-76

    Ncube, Gibson (et al.)

  • Young People, Social Media, and Political Participation. The Limits of Discursive (In)Civility in the Kenyan Context

    Pages 77-94

    Ndlela, Martin N.

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Media and Elections in Africa, Volume 2
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Martin Ndlela
  • Winston Mano
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32682-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32682-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32681-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 274
Number of Illustrations
6 illustrations in colour
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