Description - The Popular and the Public by Preben Kaarsholm
"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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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.