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Title Modernization as spectacle in Africa / edited by Peter J. Bloom, Stephan F. Miescher, and Takyiwaa Manuh
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014
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 Modern History Library  960.32 M689    AVAILABLE    30550100559069
Descript vii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction / Stephan F. Miescher, Peter J. Bloom, and Takyiwaa Manuh -- Part one: Modernization and the origins of the package -- After modernization: globalization and the African dilemma / Percy C. Hintzen -- Modernization theory and the figure of blindness: filial reflections / Andrew Apter -- Part two: Media, modernity, and modernization -- Film as instrument of modernization and social change in Africa: the long view / Rosaleen Smyth -- Mass education, cooperation, and the "African mind" / Aaron Windel -- Is propaganda modernity? Press and radio for "Africans" in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi during World War II and its aftermath / Mhoze Chikowero -- Elocution, Englishness, and empire: film and radio in late colonial Ghana / Peter J. Bloom -- Part three: Infrastructure and effects -- Negotiating modernization: the Kariba Dam project in the Central African Federation, ca. 1954-1960 / Julia Tischler -- "No one should be worse off": the Akosombo Dam, modernization, and the experience of resettlement in Ghana / Stephan F. Miescher -- Radioactive excess: modernization as spectacle and betrayal in postcolonial Gabon / Gabrielle Hecht -- Part four: Institutional training in Nkrumah's Ghana -- Modeling modernity: the brief story of Kwame Nkrumah, a Nazi pilot named Hanna, and the wonders of motorless flight / Jean Allman -- The African personality dances highlife: popular music, urban youth, and cultural modernization in Nkrumah's Ghana, 1957-1965 / Nate Plageman -- Building institutions for the new Africa: the institute of African studies at the University of Ghana / Takyiwaa Manuh -- Part five: Modernization and the literary imagination -- Theater and the politics of display: The tragedy of King Christophe at Senegal's first World Festival of Negro Arts / Christina S. McMahon -- Reengaging narratives of modernization in contemporary African literature / Nana Wilson-Tagoe -- Between nationalism and Pan-Africanism: Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo's theater and the art and politics of modernizing African culture / Aida Mbowa
Subject Economic development -- Social aspects -- Africa
Social change -- Africa
Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960-
Africa -- Social conditions -- 1960-
Africa -- Economic policy
Alt Author Bloom, Peter J., editor of compilation
Miescher, Stephan, editor of compilation
Manuh, Takyiwaa, editor of compilation
Hintzen, Percy C. After modernization
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