Religion, Media, and Marginality in Modern Africa

In recent years, anthropologists, historians, and others have been drawn to study the profuse and creative usages of digital media by religious movements. At the same time, scholars of Christian Africa have long been concerned with the history of textual culture, the politics of Bible translation, a...

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Main Author: Becker, Felicitas
Contributors: Cabrita, Joel (Other); Rodet, Marie (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Athens, OH Ohio University Press 2018
Series/Journal:Cambridge Centre of African Studies Ser
Further subjects:B Electronic books
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Parallel Edition:Print version: Becker, Felicitas: Religion, Media, and Marginality in Modern Africa. - Athens, OH : Ohio University Press,c2018. - 9780821423035
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Summary:In recent years, anthropologists, historians, and others have been drawn to study the profuse and creative usages of digital media by religious movements. At the same time, scholars of Christian Africa have long been concerned with the history of textual culture, the politics of Bible translation, and the status of the vernacular in Christianity
Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Religion, Media, and Marginality in Modern Africa -- 1: Formal Care: Islam and Bureaucratic Paperwork in the Gold Coast/Ghana -- 2: Provincializing Representation: East African Islam in the German Colonial Press -- 3: A Tin-Trunk Bible: The Written Word of an Oral Church -- 4: Photography as Unveiling: Muslim Discourses and Practices on the Kenyan Coast -- 5: Vernacular Media, Muslim Ethics, and “Conservative” Critiques of Power in the Niger Bend, Mali -- 6: “The Angel of the Sabbath Is the Greatest Angel of All”: Media and the Struggle for Power and Purity in the Shembe Church, 2006–12 -- 7: Charisma as Spectacle: Photographs and the Construction of a Pentecostal Urban Piety in Nigeria -- 8: Nzete Ekauka versus the Catholic Church: Religious Competition, Media Ban, and the Virgin Mary in Contemporary Kinshasa -- 9: Exploring Youth, Media Practices, and Religious Allegiances in Contemporary Mali through the Controversy over the Zikiri -- 10: Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity and Social Media in South Africa: Mitigating Marginality, Prosperity Teachings, and the Emergence of a Black Middle Class -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Index
ISBN:082144624X