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Modernization as Spectacle in Africa By Peter J. Bloom Takyiwaa Manuh Stephan F. Miescher,

  • Title: Modernization as Spectacle in Africa
  • Author: Peter J. Bloom Takyiwaa Manuh Stephan F. Miescher
  • ISBN: 9780253012258
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, and development, lending a kind of political theatricality to nationalist framings of modernization and Africans perceptions of their pFor 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 modernization s deep effects on the expressive culture of Africa.
    Modernization as Spectacle in Africa 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 modern

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    1. Uneven, mainly because the concept of spectacle is not consistently used across the collection But it does make the valuable point that modernization has served as much as a phantasmagoria as a practical program for many in Africa, even in the wake of its legion failures.

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