New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa

New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa

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New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa casts a critical look at Africa's rapidly evolving religious media scene. Following political liberalization, media deregulation, and the proliferation of new media technologies, many African religious leaders and activists have appropriated such media to strengthen and expand their communities and gain public recognition. Media have also been used to marginalize and restrict the activities of other groups, which has sometimes led to tension, conflict, and even violence. Showing how media are rarely neutral vehicles of expression, the contributors to this multidisciplinary volume analyze the mutual imbrications of media and religion during times of rapid technological and social change in various places throughout Africa.s.enwele as a Yoruba style, as well as the possibility for Christian listeners to Bukolaa#39;s music to be grabbed by this style even though ... Mosobalaje (2008: 109 ) observes that s.enwele is a€œa vocal and percussion sort of song-poetrya€ and that it is a€œone of the oral forms of Ilorin metropolis. ... But as Mosobalaje notes, the original performer who made a name for herself by singing s.enwele also makes her ownanbsp;...

Title:New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa
Author: Rosalind I. J. Hackett, Benjamin F. Soares
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2015-01-21

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