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African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media: Book by Junior Professor Matthias Krings (Johannes Gutenberg-Universit??t Mainz Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz)

African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media

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ISBN: 9780253016294    Publisher: Indiana University Press Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback / softback No of Pages: 288 pp        
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...Read more
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.
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About the author: Junior Professor Matthias Krings (Johannes Gutenberg-Universit??t Mainz Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz)
Matthias Krings is Professor of Anthropology and African Popular Culture at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. He is editor (with Onookome Okome)... Read more
Matthias Krings is Professor of Anthropology and African Popular Culture at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. He is editor (with Onookome Okome) of Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry (IUP, 2013).
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Review:
Matthias Krings has brilliantly fused together vignettes of contemporary African visual mediascapes that cause us to revise our perceptions of eddies and translocations of transnational mediated...Read more
Matthias Krings has brilliantly fused together vignettes of contemporary African visual mediascapes that cause us to revise our perceptions of eddies and translocations of transnational mediated popular culture to Africa and within Africa." Adballa Uba Adamu, Bayero University, Kano
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