Media Practices and Changing African Socialities

Media Practices and Changing African Socialities

Non-media-centric Perspectives

Jo Helle-Valle, Ardis Storm-Mathisen


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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 - 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.