Modernization as Spectacle in Africa Peter J. Bloom

ISBN: 9780253012258

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424 pages


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Modernization as Spectacle in Africa  by  Peter J. Bloom

Modernization as Spectacle in Africa by Peter J. Bloom
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For postcolonial Africa, modernization was seen as a necessary outcome of the struggle for independence and as crucial to the success of its newly established states. Since then, the rhetoric of modernization has pervaded policy, culture, andMoreFor postcolonial Africa, modernization was seen as a necessary outcome of the struggle for independence and as crucial to the success of its newly established states. Since then, the rhetoric of modernization has pervaded policy, culture, and development, lending a kind of political theatricality to nationalist framings of modernization and Africans perceptions of their place in the global economy.

These 15 essays address governance, production, and social life- the role of media- and the discourse surrounding large-scale development projects, revealing modernizations deep effects on the expressive culture of Africa.



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