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Media Practices and Changing African Socialities: Non-media-centric Perspectives

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Volume 9

Anthropology of Media

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Media Practices and Changing African Socialities

Non-media-centric Perspectives

Edited by Jo Helle-Valle and Ardis Storm-Mathisen
Afterword by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

250 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-661-6 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (March 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-662-3 eBook

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“This is a fascinating set of ethnographic and empirically based studies with an excellently penned Introduction.” • Keyan Tomaselli, University of Johannesburg


Deriving from innovative new work by six researchers, this book questions what the new media's role is in contemporary Africa. The chapters are diverse - covering different areas of sociality in different countries - but they unite in their methodological and analytical foundation. The focus is on media-related practices, which require engagement with different perspectives and concerns while situating these in a wider analytical context. The contributions to this collection provide fresh ethnographic descriptions of how new media practices can affect socialities in significant but unpredictable ways.

Jo Helle-Valle is a social anthropologist and Professor in the Development Studies Department at Oslo Metropolitan University. He has published in journals such as Journal of African Media Studies, Africa, Ethnos, History and Anthropology, and New Media & Society.

Ardis Storm-Mathisen is Research Professor at Consumption Research Norway and at the Faculty of Education, Oslo Metropolitan University.

Subject: Media StudiesAnthropology (General)Development Studies
Area: Africa


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