Re-imagining Communication in Africa and the Caribbean

Re-imagining Communication in Africa and the Caribbean

Edited by Hopeton Dunn, Dumisani Moyo, William Lesitaokana and Shanade Bianca Barnabas

This book advances alternative approaches to understanding media, culture and technology in two vibrant regions of the Global South. Bringing together scholars from Africa and the Caribbean, it traverses the domains of communication theory, digital technology strategy, media practice reforms, and corporate and cultural renewal. The first section tackles research and technology with new conceptual thinking from the South. The book then looks at emerging approaches to community digital networks, online diaspora entertainment, and video gaming strategies. The volume then explores reforms in policy and professional practice, including in broadcast television, online newspapers, media philanthropy, and business news reporting. Its final section examines the role of village-based folk media, the power of popular music in political opposition, and new approaches to overcoming neo-colonial propaganda and external corporate hegemony. This book therefore engages critically with the central issues of how we communicate, produce, entertain, and build communities in 21st-century Africa and the Caribbean.

Chapter contributors to the book include Melville Cooke of Jamaica, Herman Wasserman of South Africa, Anthony Gunde and Victor Chikaipa of Malawi, Hagos Nigussie of Ethiopia, Carol Munoz Nieves of Cuba, Shanade Bianca Barnabas and Itunu Bodunrin of South Africa, Daina Nathaniel of Trinidad and Tobago, Nicola Bidwell based in Namibia, William Lesitaokana and Seamogano Mosanako of Botswana, Parkie Mbozi of Zambia, Rachel van der Merwe of South Africa, Lloyd Waller and Nicola Satchell of Jamaica, Musonda Kapatamoyo of Zambia based in the US, Nova Gordon Bell of Jamaica, Collen Chambwera of Zimbabwe, Paul Chiudza Banda of Malawi, Dumisani Moyo of Zimbabwe, based in South Africa, and Hopeton Dunn of Jamaica, based in Botswana.

Hopeton S. Dunn is Professor of Communications Policy and Digital Media at University of Botswana, Botswana, and member of IAMCR.

Dumisani Moyo is Professor of Communication and Vice Dean, Academic, at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and member of IAMCR.

William O. Lesitaokana (PhD) is Senior Lecturer and Head at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Botswana, Botswana. 

Shanade Bianca Barnabas (PhD) is Senior Lecturer and Head at the Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and member of IAMCR.

The above text is from the publisher’s description of the book:

Title: Re-imagining Communication in Africa and the Caribbean: Global South Issues in Media, Culture and Technology
Editors: Hopeton Dunn, Dumisani Moyo, William Lesitaokana and Shanade Bianca Barnabas
Published: 2021
Pages: 381
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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