Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke


497 Pages

ISBN 978-3-319-70442-5

The Palgrave handbook of media and communication research in Africa

Edited by

Bruce Mutsvairo

This handbook attempts to fill the gap in empirical scholarship of media and communication research in Africa, from an Africanist perspective. The collection draws on expert knowledge of key media and communication scholars in Africa and the diaspora, offering a counter-narrative to existing Western and Eurocentric discourses of knowledge-production. As the decolonial turn takes centre stage across Africa, this collection further rethinks media and communication research in a post-colonial setting and provides empirical evidence as to why some of themethods conceptualised in Europe will not work in Africa. The result is a thorough appraisal of the current threats, challenges and opportunities facing the discipline on the continent.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70443-2

Full citation:

Mutsvairo, B. (ed) (2018). The Palgrave handbook of media and communication research in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Table of Contents

If I were a Carpenter

Mutsvairo Bruce


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Can the subaltern think?

Moyo Last; Mutsvairo Bruce


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Decolonising the humanities

Chasi Colin


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Post-coloniality and path dependency

Agbobli Christian; Frère Marie-Soleil


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"an-other"-centred film curricula

Karam Beschara


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The four-leafed clover

Teer-Tomaselli Ruth


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Taking the spy machine south

Duncan Jane


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Comparative media studies in Africa

Salgado Susana


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The social is political

Wasserman Herman


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Mobile phone communication in the mobile margins of Africa

de Bruijn Mirjam; Brinkman Inge


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Terrorists and social media messages

Wolumati Ogbondah Chris; Ogaba Agbese Pita


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Gender in African media studies

Skare Orgeret Kristin


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Mono-method research approach and scholar–policy disengagement in nigerian communication research

Ojebode Ayobami; Raphael Ojebuyi Babatunde; Adekunle Oladapo Oyewole; Joseph Oyedele Obasanjo


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Ubuntu and the communication–power nexus

Tavernaro-Haidarian Leyla


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This hard place and that hard terrain

Anthony Mhiripiri Nhamo


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Bbc and African audience

Musa Muhammed


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