Political Communication in Zimbabwe: Mediations of Power in an African Context (Routledge Contemporary Africa) (Hardcover)

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Political Communication in Zimbabwe contributes to the emerging scholarly work on theorising political communication in non-Western contexts.

Focusing primarily on different phases of the post-independent Zimbabwean polity, the book draws on trends, practices and frames of reference which are applicable to many an African postcolony. These include the role, place and influence of traditional, non-mediated forms of political mobilisation, the place of discourses of colonial memory (and struggles against colonialism) in contemporary political communication, the place of the media in African society today, the nature and role of the African civil society, the rural-urban divide and the attendant variations in political messaging, the place of orality in African political communication, the role and possible influence of social media in political communication, among other factors.

The book draws on archival research, in-depth interviews with former and current political players, political journalists, and civil society players), multimedia document analysis, and other secondary literature. As such it is an important read for students and scholars of political communication, politics and the media, and politics in Africa.

About the Author

Wallace Chuma is a Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Capetown, South Africa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138738959
ISBN-10: 1138738956
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 31st, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Routledge Contemporary Africa