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African Video Movies and Global Desires free pdf "African Video Movies and Global Desires" is the first full-length scholarly study of Ghana's commercial video industry, an industry that has produced thousands of movies over the last twenty years and has grown into an influential source of cultural production. Produced and consumed under circumstances of dire shortage and scarcity, African video movies narrate the desires and anxieties created by Africa's incorporation into the global cultural economy.
Drawing on archival and ethnographic research conducted in Ghana over a ten-year period, as well as close readings of a number of individual movies, this book brings the insights of historical context as well as literary and film analysis to bear on a range of movies and the industry as a whole. Garritano makes a significant contribution to the examination of gender norms and the ideologies these movies produce.
"African Video Movies and Global Desires" is a historically and theoretically informed cultural history of an African visual genre that will only continue to grow in size and influence.

About Carmela Garritano

Carmela Garritano is an associate professor of English at the University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her research has been supported by grants from Fulbright IIE and the West African Research Association.

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Author : Carmela Garritano
Publisher : Ohio University Press
Data Published : 12 February 2013
ISBN : 0896802868
EAN : 9780896802865
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 284 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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