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Author Krings, Matthias, 1967 September 26-
Title African appropriations : cultural difference, mimesis, and media / Matthias Krings.
Imprint Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2015]

Series African expressive cultures.
African expressive cultures.
Subject Mass media and culture -- Africa.
Mass media -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Africa -- Civilization.
Africa -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
Contents Acknowledgments and preface -- Introduction -- The wicked major : embodying cultural difference -- Lance Spearman : the African James Bond -- Black Titanic : pirating the White Star liner -- Vice and videos : Kanywood under duress -- Dar 2 Lagos : Nollywood in Tanzania -- Branding bin Laden : the global "war on terror" on a local stage -- Master and mugu : orientalist mimicry and cybercrime -- "Crazy white men" : (un)doing difference in African popular music -- Coda.
Summary Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture. He seeks out places where they have adapted pervasive cultural forms to their own purposes as photo novels, comic books, songs, posters, and even scam letters. These African appropriations reveal the broad scope of cultural mediation that is characteristic of our hyperlinked age. Krings argues that there is no longer an "original" or "faithful copy," but only endless transformations that thrive in the fertile ground of African popular culture.
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9780253016409 (electronic bk.)
0253016401 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 911054513
Additional Format Erscheint auch als: Druck-Ausgabe Krings, Matthias. African Appropriations . Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media.