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The Resource Nation as grand narrative : the Nigerian press and the politics of meaning, Wale Adebanwi

Nation as grand narrative : the Nigerian press and the politics of meaning, Wale Adebanwi

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Nation as grand narrative : the Nigerian press and the politics of meaning
Title
Nation as grand narrative
Title remainder
the Nigerian press and the politics of meaning
Statement of responsibility
Wale Adebanwi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Nation as Grand Narrative' offers a methodical analysis of how relations of domination and subordination are conveyed through media narratives of nationhood. Using the typical postcolonial state of Nigeria as a template and engaging with disciplines ranging from media studies, political science, and social theory to historical sociology and hermeneutics, Wale Adebanwi examines how the nation as grand narrative provides a critical interpretive lens through which competition among ethnic, ethnoregional, and ethnoreligious groups can be analyzed. Adebanwi illustrates how meaning is connected to power through ideology in the struggles enacted on the pages of the print media over diverse issues including federalism, democracy and democratization, religion, majority-minority ethnic relations, space and territoriality, self-determination, and threat of secession. Nation as Grand Narrative will trigger further critical reflections on the articulation of relations of domination in the context of postcolonial grand narratives. Wale Adebanwi is associate professor of African American and African studies, University of California-Davis, and a visiting professor at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Adebanwi, Wale
Dewey number
079.669
Index
index present
LC call number
PN5499.N5
LC item number
A334 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora
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  • Press and politics
  • Government and the press
  • Nationalism
  • Nigeria
Label
Nation as grand narrative : the Nigerian press and the politics of meaning, Wale Adebanwi
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 Feb 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contextual and conceptual perspectives -- Nation as grand narrative -- Interpretive theory, narrative, and the politics of meaning -- Colonial agency and counterhegemonic struggles -- In search of a grand narrative : the press and the ethno-regional struggle for political independence -- Hegemony and ethno-spatial politics : "Nationalizing" the capital city in the late-colonial era -- Inclusion, exclusion, and democratic contestations -- Paper soldiers : narratives of nationhood and federalism in pre-civil war Nigeria -- Representing the nation : electoral crisis and the collapse of the Third Republic -- The "fought" republic : the press, ethno-religious conflicts, and democratic ethos -- Domination and resistance in majority-minority relations -- Narratives, territoriality, and majority-minority ethnic violence -- Narratives, oil, and the spatial politics of marginal identities -- Conclusion: beyond grand narratives
Control code
CR9781782047629
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 391 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782047629
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Nation as grand narrative : the Nigerian press and the politics of meaning, Wale Adebanwi
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 Feb 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contextual and conceptual perspectives -- Nation as grand narrative -- Interpretive theory, narrative, and the politics of meaning -- Colonial agency and counterhegemonic struggles -- In search of a grand narrative : the press and the ethno-regional struggle for political independence -- Hegemony and ethno-spatial politics : "Nationalizing" the capital city in the late-colonial era -- Inclusion, exclusion, and democratic contestations -- Paper soldiers : narratives of nationhood and federalism in pre-civil war Nigeria -- Representing the nation : electoral crisis and the collapse of the Third Republic -- The "fought" republic : the press, ethno-religious conflicts, and democratic ethos -- Domination and resistance in majority-minority relations -- Narratives, territoriality, and majority-minority ethnic violence -- Narratives, oil, and the spatial politics of marginal identities -- Conclusion: beyond grand narratives
Control code
CR9781782047629
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 391 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782047629
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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