Africa and the media: changing aspects of communication (a working bibliography)
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INTRODUCTION: Each year the annual meeting of the African Studies Association has a general theme, on which a major portion of the panels are presented. The Bibliography Sub-committee of the Archives-Libraries Committee of ASA has unqertaken the project of preparing a working bibliography on the theme of each year's annual meeting. The theme of the 1979 meeting, "Africa and the Media: Changing Aspects of Communication", is broad in its scope, challenging and exciting in its impact, and particularly well-suited for a survey of the literature. There is a great deal written about communication and media in and about Africa, in a variety of sources. This bibliography will attempt to pull some of the available sources together, to indicate continuing sources of information, and to mention projects which are in progress or in planning stages. A working paper presents, in a preliminary format, ideas and information for comment and criticism. It is a starting point for a more finished and polished piece of work. A working bibliography is essentially the same kind of preliminary production, a starting point for further work on the part of individual scholars. Obviously it is not an exhaustive survey of the state of the art. The bibliography will address two aspects of the theme: (1) Africa in United States and World Media and (2) Media in Africa. Types of media to be covered are the press, broadcasting, theatre, cinema, publishing and educational media. The approximate cutoff date was set at 1970. Most citations were noted at Boston University, Library of Congress, Northwestern University, Univensity of Illinois and Yale University. The coordinating editor will attempt to supply location information for interlibrary loan or consultation. Since some citations have been obtained from indexing services, locations in the United States cannet necessarily be guaranteed.
African Studies Center Working Paper No. 17
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