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Perspectives on Political Communication in Africa

Editors: Mutsvairo, Bruce, Karam, Beschara (Eds.)

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  • Fills a gap in the knowledge in the field of political communication
  • A well-timed intervention responding to the ubiquitous calls for decolonization of the curriculum across Africa
  • Includes case studies covering Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone Africa
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About this book

This edited collection is a cutting-edge volume that reframes political communication from an African perspective. Focusing on sub-Saharan Africa and occasionally drawing comparisons with other regions of the world, this book critically addresses the development of the field focusing on the current opportunities and challenges within the African context. By using a wide variety of case studies that include Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, the collection gives space to previously understudied regions of sub-Saharan Africa and challenges the over-reliance of western scholarship on political communication on the continent.

About the authors

Bruce Mutsvairo is Associate Professor in Journalism at the University of Technology Sydney.

Beschara Karam is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science, University of South Africa.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Key Developments in Political Communication in Africa

    Mutsvairo, Bruce (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Theorising Political Communication in Africa

    Karam, Beschara

    Pages 27-44

  • Split: Missing the Master Signifier in the Role of the Media in a Democracy: The Tension between the ANC’s President Jacob Zuma and the Media in South Africa

    Daniels, Glenda

    Pages 45-59

  • Hashtags: #RhodesMustFall, #FeesMustFall and the Temporalities of a Meme Event

    Frassinelli, Pier Paolo

    Pages 61-76

  • Determinants of Participation in Political Communication in Uganda’s Broadcast Media: Implications for Women

    Maractho, Emilly Comfort

    Pages 79-94

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62057-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62056-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on Political Communication in Africa
Editors
  • Bruce Mutsvairo
  • Beschara Karam
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62057-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62057-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62056-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 272
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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