Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781905422869 Published August 2009 World sales rights except India
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781905422876 Published August 2009 World sales rights except India

The Popular and the Public

Cultural Debates and Struggles over Public Space in Modern India, Africa and Europe

Edited by Preben Kaarsholm and Isabel Hofmeyr

Edited by Preben Kaarsholm and Isabel Hofmeyr

Distributed for Seagull Books

286 pages | 12 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2009
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781905422869 Published August 2009 World sales rights except India
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781905422876 Published August 2009 World sales rights except India
The Popular and the Public brings together a range of international scholars to examine how popular culture has shaped the public sphere, providing an alternative space for political debate in 19th and 20th Century India, Africa and Europe. A diverse range of case studies include: competition between Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists within public culture in Nigeria; popular music and songs of war and peace in Uganda; Battala chap-books, popular painting and battles over urban space in Calcutta; Islamic festivals and moral debates around AIDS and crime in post-apartheid South Africa; Danish orientalism; nationalist journalism in Kenya; and notions of ‘miraculous literacy’ among Evangelical Christians in Africa.
Contents
Introduction
Popular Cultural Materials and Public Spheres: Perspectives from India, Africa and Europe
   Isabel Hofmeyr and Preben Kaarsholm
 
Archiving the Popular
Archive as Work-in-Progress
   Karin Barber and P.F. de Moraes Farias
 
Constructing the Popular: Challenges of Archiving Ugandan 'Popular' Music
   Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza
 
From 'War Cacophonies to Rhythms of Peace': Popular Cultural Music in Post-1986 Uganda
   Richard Ssewakiryanga and Joel Isabirye
 
Songs of War and Peace: Popular Song as Commentary, Mediation and Critique of War in Northern Uganda
   Okello Ogwang
 
Archive and Experience
   Ashish Rajadhyaksha
 
Popular Culture and Formation of Publics
Contesting Indian Islam in KwaZulu-Natal: The Muharram Festival in Durban 2002
   Goolam Vahed
 
Culture as Cure: Civil Society and Moral Debates in KwaZulu-Natal after Apartheid
   Preben Kaarsholm
 
Calcutta's Battala Books in Nineteenth-Century Bengali Popular Culture
   Sumanta Banerjee
 
Appropriating Realism: The Transformation of Popular Visual Iconography in Late-Nineteenth-Century Calcutta
   Kamalika Mukherjee
 
Danish Orientalism
   Martin Zerlang
 
Books in Heaven: Dreams, Texts and Conspicuous Circulation
   Isabel Hofmeyr
 
Writing, Self-Realization and Community: Henry Muoria and the Creation of a Nationalist Public Sphere in Kenya
   Bodil Folke Frederiksen
 
An Equal Right to the City: Contests over Cultural Space in Calcutta
   Partha Chatterjee
 
Notes on Contributors
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style |

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from Seagull Books. RSS Feed