Media Studies: Critical African and Decolonial Approaches provides an introduction to key concepts and theories in the study of media, culture and communication from critical African and decolonial perspectives. The book introduces readers to canonical approaches and simultaneously presents Africanist, post-colonial, de-colonial and global south approaches to those canons.
The book is a theoretical resource that introduces important conceptual pillars in media studies.
It is suited for undergraduate teaching in media, communications, cultural studies and journalism courses and allows for academics to flexibly draw from content to suit their particular course. It is a useful reference guide for graduate students or media practitioners to keep on
hand as their careers unfold.
- Original theory, presented by internationally recognised research experts, Case studies that demonstrate the application of theory in practical scenarios
- Discussions of empirical examples from published, peer-reviewed research
- A prioritisation of African, global south and decolonial perspectives
- A list of further reading
- Questions to aid understanding and critical thinking.
1Decolonising media studies: New knowledges for a global discipline
Part 1: Media and society
2Media history and colonialism
3Critical perspectives on African journalism
4Broadcasting, television and the digital shift in contemporary Africa
5The politics of technology in the global south
6The public sphere: From theory to its diverse manifestations
7Theorising and researching audiences and users
Part 2: Media and power
8Political economy of the media in Africa
9Decolonising democracy, media freedom and freedom of expression
10Media and elections: African perspectives
11Nationalism and the media in the global south
12Media studies, globalisation and African realities
Media institutions, regulation and governance in a global south context
14Media, development and decolonisation
Part 3: Media and culture
15Media texts: Modality, meaning and analysis
16African-language media in orality, print and broadcast
17Decolonising visual culture: Critical perspectives and approaches
18Morality, anxiety and meaning in the media
19Gender and sexuality in the media
20Youth subcultures and popular culture in Africa Introduction