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Title Images of Africa : creation, negotiation and subversion / edited by Julia Gallagher ; with a foreword by V.Y. Mudimbe.

Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 203 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Theorising image: a relational approach -- Constructing images of Africa: from troubled pan-African media to sprawling Nollywood -- International news and the image of Africa: new storytellers, new narratives? -- 'Image management' in east Africa: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and their donors -- Mirrors, mimicry and the spectre of a failed state: how the government of Ethiopia deploys image -- Images of a traditional authority: the case of Ker Kwaro Acholi in northern Uganda -- The war of images in the Ivoirian post-electoral crisis: the role of news and online blogs in constructing political personas -- Negotiating narratives of human rights abuses: image management in conflicts in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo -- Re-imagining Ethiopia: from campaign imagery to contemporary art -- Silent bodies and dissident vernaculars: representations of the body in South African fiction and film.
Summary This title challenges the widely-held idea that Africans are powerless in the creation of self-image. It explores the ways in which image creation is a process of negotiation entered into by a wide range of actors within and beyond the continent.
Other author Mudimbe, V. Y., 1941- writer of foreword.
Gallagher, Julia (Lecturer in international relations), editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Documentary photography -- Africa.
Photojournalism -- Political aspects -- Africa.
Africa -- In mass media.
Africa -- Foreign public opinion.
Africa -- Civilization.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780719098093 (electronic bk.)
0719098092 (electronic bk.)