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Title:Local stories, global discussions: websites, politics and identity in African contexts
Editors:Brinkman, IngeISNI
Lamoureaux, SiriISNI
Merolla, DanielaISNI
Bruijn, Mirjam deISNI
Book title:Popular media, democracy and development in Africa
Year:2011
Pages:236-252
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Central Africa
Cameroon
Morocco
Sudan
Subjects:ethnic identity
websites
Berber
Kongo
Nuba
English language
group identity
Abstract:This chapter compares websites related to regions in Africa emphasizing ethnic or regional identity as politically important. In particular it compares four cases: websites relating to the Berber context in Morocco, websites that stress 'Kongo' (central Africa) and 'Nuba' (Sudan) identities, and websites produced by people from English-speaking Cameroon. In all four cases, interrelations between marginality and mobility have directly informed the patterns of identity construction and political engagement in the local and (inter)national contexts. A discussion of marginality and mobility is followed by an outline of the various ways in which identity is represented on the different websites. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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