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Title New media and religious transformations in Africa / edited by Rosalind I.J. Hackett and Benjamin F. Soares ; foreword by Francis B. Nyamnjoh.

Publication Info. Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 316 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: New media and religious transformations in Africa / Rosalind I.J. Hackett and Benjamin F. Soares -- Part 1. "Old" media: print and radio -- A history of Sauti ya Mvita ("Voice of Mombasa"): radio, public culture, and Islam in coastal Kenya, 1947-1966 / James R. Brennan -- Between standardization and pluralism: the Islamic printing market and its social spaces in Bamako, Mali / Francesco Zappa -- Binary Islam: media and religious movements in Nigeria / Brian Larkin -- Muslim community radio stations: constructing and shaping identities in a democratic South Africa / Muhammed Haron -- Part 2. New media and media worlds -- Mediating transcendence: popular film, visuality, and religious experience in West Africa / Johannes Merz -- The heart of man: Pentecostalist emotive style in and beyond Kinshasa's media world / Katrien Pype -- Islamic communication and mass media in Cameroon / Hamadou Adama -- "We are on the Internet": contemporary Pentecostalism in Africa and the new culture of online religion / J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu -- Conveying Islam: Arab Islamic satellite channels as new players / Ehab Galal -- Religious discourse in the new media: a case study of Pentecostal discourse communities of SMS users in south-western Nigeria / [ayn]Rotimi Taiwo -- Part 3. Arenas of exchange, competition, and conflict -- Media Afrikania: styles and strategies of representing "Afrikan traditional religion" in Ghana / Marleen de Witte -- Enwele Jesu: gospel music and religious publics in Nigeria / Vicki L. Brennan -- Managing miracles: ambiguities in the regulation of religious broadcasting in Nigeria / Asonzeh Ukah -- Living across digital landscapes: Muslims, Orthodox Christians, and an Indian guru in Ethiopia / Samson A. Bezabeh -- Zulu dreamscapes: senses, media, and authentication in contemporary neo-Shamanism / David Chidester.
Summary New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa casts a critical look at Africa's rapidly evolving religious media scene. Following political liberalization, media deregulation, and the proliferation of new media technologies, many African religious leaders and activists have appropriated such media to strengthen and expand their communities and gain public recognition. Media have also been used to marginalize and restrict the activities of other groups, which has sometimes led to tension, conflict, and even violence. Showing how media are rarely neutral vehicles of expression, the contribut.
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Subject Mass media in religion -- Africa.
Social media -- Religious aspects.
Social media -- Africa.
Africa -- Religion -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hackett, Rosalind I. J., editor.
Soares, Benjamin F., editor.
Other Form: Print version: New media and religious transformations in Africa. Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2015] 9780253015198 (DLC) 2014021491 (OCoLC)880960109
ISBN 9780253015303 (electronic bk.)
0253015308 (electronic bk.)
9780253015198 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0253015197 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780253015242 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0253015243 (pbk. ; alk. paper)