The Popular and the Public
Cultural Debates and Struggles Over Public Space in Modern India, Africa and Europe
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Popular and the Public by Preben Kaarsholm
Book Description"The Popular and the Public" brings together a range of international scholars to examine how popular culture has shaped the public sphere, providing an alternative space for political debate in 19th and 20th Century India, Africa and Europe. A diverse range of case studies include: competition between Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists within public culture in Nigeria; popular music and songs of war and peace in Uganda; Battala chap-books, popular painting and battles over urban space in Calcutta; Islamic festivals and moral debates around AIDS and crime in post-apartheid South Africa; Danish orientalism; nationalist journalism in Kenya; and, notions of 'miraculous literacy' among Evangelical Christians in Africa.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905422876
(230mm x 161mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Preben Kaarsholm
City Flicks, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Preben Kaarsholm
The relationship between cinema and modernity in the Indian context is both complex and multifaceted. This book features essays that range from discussions of urbanity and film language to realism and the Indian city in Bengali film of the 1940s; and from the complexities of female spectatorship to an analysis of the primacy of Bollywood.
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Author Biography - Preben Kaarsholm
Isabel Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand and is editor of The Portable Bunyan: a Transnational History of The Pilgrim's Progress. Preben Kaarsholm is Associate Professor in International Development Studies, Roskilde University and editor of Cultural Struggles and Development in Southern Africa and City Flicks: Indian Cinema and the Urban Experience.
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