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African Print Cultures

Author : African Print Cultures Network. Meeting
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Broad-ranging essays on the social, political, and cultural significance of more than a century's worth of newspaper publishing practices across the African continent

Print Cultures

Author : Caroline Davis
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Print Culture in Southern Africa

Author : Caroline Davis
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Print Culture in Southern Africa is concerned with the institutions and processes informing textual production, circulation and consumption in the region, over a broad historical period from the late 18th century to the present day. The book is organised around three closely related themes. Firstly, it presents original research into the formation of reading publics and the impact of reading cultures, by uncovering obscure but important reading communities and circuits of book distribution and reception. A second theme is the relationship between print and politics, with a particular focus on the networks of power: how control over the production and circulation of printed books has shaped literary and cultural development. The third theme is transnational print culture, and how the control exercised by publishers in Europe and America has shaped literature and society in southern Africa. Drawing together interdisciplinary research and diverse methodologies, the collection encompasses a range of perspectives, including literary studies, anthropology, publishing studies, the history of the book and art history, and many of the chapters are based on previously unexamined archives and collections. The volume contributes to current debates and opens up new and exciting ways of furthering the study of postcolonial literature and African book history. The chapters included in this book were originally published in the Journal of Southern African Studies.

Present Imperfect

Author : Andrew van der Vlies
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Present Imperfect asks how South African writers have responded to the end of apartheid, to the hopes that attended the birth of the 'new' nation in 1994, and to the inevitable disappointments that have followed. The first full-length study of affect in South Africa's literature, it understands 'disappointment' both as a description of bad feeling and as naming a missed appointment with all that was promised by the anti-colonial and anti-apartheid Struggle (a dis-appointment). Attending to contemporary writers' treatment of temporality, genre, and form, it considers a range of negative feelings that are also experiences of temporal disjuncture-including stasis, impasse, boredom, disaffection, and nostalgia. Present Imperfect offers close readings of work by a range of writers - some known to international Anglophone readers including J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Ivan Vladislavic, and Zoë Wicomb, some slightly less well-known including Afrikaans-language novelists Marlene van Niekerk and Ingrid Winterbach, and others from a new generation including Songeziwe Mahlangu and Masande Ntshanga. It addresses key questions in South African studies about the evolving character of the historical period in which the country now finds itself. It is also alert to wider critical and theoretical conversations, looking outward to make a case for the place of South African writing in global conversations, and mobilizing readings of writing marked in various ways as 'South African' in order to complicate the contours of World Literature as category, discipline, and pedagogy. It is thus also a book about the discontents of neoliberalism, the political energies of reading, and the fates of literature in our troubled present.

African American Print Cultures

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Oral and Print Cultures in Ireland 1600 1900

Author : Andrew Carpenter
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In charting previously unexplored patterns of communicative practice, these essays by leading experts examine the interchange between written and verbal cultures in Ireland from the 17th century to the beginning of the 19th century. Contents include: Gaelic Texts and English Script * Print and Oral Tradition in Charlotte Brooke's "Reliques of Irish Poetry" (1789) * Print, Penmen, and Public in Gaelic Ireland, 1700-1850 * The Case of Geoffrey Keating's "Foras Feasa ar Eirinn" * 'James Cleland His Book': The Library of a Small Farming Family in Early 19th-Century County Down * The Geography of 19th Century Irish Song Books * Orality, Authenticity, and the 1641 Depositions * Reading and Orality in 18th-Century Ulster Poetry.

Journal of Cultural Studies

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Materialising Cultures

Author : Ehinomen Oboh
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Literary Cultures and the Material Book

Author : Professor of the History of the Book in the Institute of English Studies School of Advanced Study Simon Eliot
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Derived from papers presented at an international symposium held at the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies in the Institute of English Studies in the University of London and at the British Library, London in 2004.

Print Text and Book Cultures in South Africa

Author : Andrew van der Vlies
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An explanation of the unique role of the book and book collecting in South Africa due to the apartheid This book explores the power of print and the politics of the book in South Africa from a range of disciplinary perspectives- historical, bibliographic, literary-critical, sociological, and cultural studies. The essays collected here, by leading international scholars, address a range of topics as varied as: the role of print cultures in contests over the nature of the colonial public sphere in the nineteenth century; orthography; iimbongi, orature and the canon; book- collecting and libraries; print and transnationalism; Indian Ocean cosmopolitanisms; books in war; how the fates of South African texts, locally and globally, have been affected by their material instantiations; photocomics and other ephemera; censorship, during and after apartheid; books about art and books as art; local academic publishing; and the challenge of 'book history' for literary and cultural criticism in contemporary South Africa.

New Formations

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African American Review

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Quarterly Bulletin of the National Library of South Africa

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Kwasi Wiredu and Beyond

Author : Sanya Osha
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"Kwasi Wiredu is one of Africa's foremost philosophers, whose thinking on conceptual decolonization in contemporary African systems of thought is well known. Wiredu advocates a re-examination of current African epistemic formations in order to subvert unsavoury aspects of tribal cultures embedded in modern African thought, as well as deconstruct the unnecessary Western epistemologies to be found in African philosophical practices. In this book Sanya Osha argues that Wiredu's apparent schematism falls short as a viable project and suggests that because of the very hybridity of postcoloniality, projects seeking to retrieve the precolonial heritage are bound to be marred at several levels. Language itself presents a major problems which Wiredu's thesis does not fully address."--BOOK JACKET.

Print Culture in a Diverse America

Author : James Philip Danky
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In the modern era there arose a prolific and vibrant print culture -- books, newspapers, and magazines issued by and for diverse, often marginalized, groups. This long-overdue collection offers a unique foray into the multicultural world of reading and readers in the United States. Interdisciplinary essays examine the many ways print culture functions within different groups; they link gender, class, and ethnicity to the uses and goals of a wide variety of publications; and they explore the role print materials play in constructing certain historical events, such as the Titanic disaster.

The African Quest for Freedom and Identity

Author : Richard Bjornson
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Independence generated the promise of a better future for the ethnically diverse populations of African countries, but during the past thirty years economic and political crises have called into question the legitimacy of speaking about nationhood in Africa. Richard Bjornson argues here that a national consciousness can indeed be seen in the shared systems of references made possible by the emergence of literate cultures. By tracing the evolution of literate culture in Cameroon from the colonial period to the present and by examining a broad spectrum of writing in its social, political, economic, and cultural contexts, Bjornson shows how the concepts of freedom and identity have become the dominant concerns of the country's writers, and he relates those themes to the history of Cameroon's as a complex modern state. Bjornson also analyzes in detail works by writers such as Mongo Beti, Ferdinand Oyono, Marcien Towa, Guillaume Oyono-Mbia, René Philombe, and Francis Bebey.

America History and Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Bridging Cultures

Author : New York Library Association. Ethnic Services Round Table
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The Practices of Black Radical Print

Author : Adalaine B. Holton
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German Colonialism Visual Culture and Modern Memory

Author : Volker Langbehn
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Investigating visual communication and mass culture, print culture and suggestive racial politics, racial aesthetics, racial politics and early German film, racial continuity and German film, and photography, German Colonialism, Visual Culture, and Modern Memory offers compelling evidence of a German society between 1884 and 1919 that produced vibrant and heterogeneous—and at times contradictory—cultures of colonialism.