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Title:East African culture, language and society
Editor:Githiora, ChegeISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:Journal of African Cultural Studies (ISSN 1369-6815)
Volume:20
Issue:1
Pages:132
Language:English
Geographic terms:Kenya
Tanzania
Subjects:popular culture
popular music
Swahili language
slang
religious songs
clothing
urban society
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjac20/20/1
Abstract:New and emerging trends in popular culture, its nexus with language, politics and creative productions in Kenya and Tanzania, are explored in the following contributions: Swahili advertising in Nairobi: innovation and language shift (Mungai Mutonya) - Sexism and (mis)representation of women in Sheng (Peter Githinji) - Keeping it real: reality and representation in Maasai hip-hop (Katrina Daly Thompson) - 'Kuchanganyachanganya': topic and language choices in Tanzanian youth culture (Birgit Englert) - 'Made in Riverwood': (dis)locating identities and power through Kenyan pop music (Mbugua wa Mungai) - Kenyan gospel soundtracks: crossing boundaries, mapping audiences (Joyce Nyairo) - Recreating discourse and performance in Kenyan urban space through 'mugithi', hip hop and 'gicandi' (Christopher K. Githiora) - Clothing and the changing identities of Tanganyikan urban youths, 1920s-1950s (Maria Suriano). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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