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Title:Cultural entrepreneurship in Africa
Editors:Röschenthaler, UteISNI
Schulz, Dorothea ElisabethISNI
Series:Routledge African studies
City of publisher:New York, NY
Publisher:Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN:1138851663; 9781138851665; 9781315723990
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
mass media
popular culture
Abstract:This book focuses on 'cultural entrepreneurs' in Subsaharan Africa. This term refers to individuals who quickly perceive the chances of the moment and seize novel opportunities to initiate new forms of generating income in the realm of cultural production. The book presents examples of such entrepreneurship at the intersections between economic and cultural activities, for example in media, religion, and education. Contents: Introduction: forging fortunes: new perspectives on entrepreneurial activities in Africa (Ute Röschenthaler and Dorothea Schulz). -- Part 1. Making moral communities. Religious entrepreneurs in Ghana (Karen Lauterbach); Let's do good for Islam: two Muslim entrepreneurs in Niamey, Niger (Abdoulaye Sounaye); Entrepreneurial discipleship: cooking up women's Sufi leadership in Dakar (Joseph Hill); Social values and social entrepreneurship at the University of Makeni: an episode in the reconstruction of Sierra Leone (David O'Kane); Political entrepreneurship in Cameroon (Antoine Socpa). -- Part 2. Business, pleasure, leisure. Entrepreneurship in South Africa's emergent township funeral industry (Rebekah Lee); Sand, sun and Toyotas: Tuareg entrepreneurship in desert tourism in Niger (Marko Scholze); 'I took my life in my own hands': the clandestine business of prostitution in Bamako (Inès Neubauer); Everyday entrepreneurs and big men: facets of entrepreneurship in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (Silke Oldenburg). -- Part 3. Media and popular culture. Entrepreneurial trajectories and figures of the Cameroonian mediascape (Olivier Atemsing Ndenkop); Aspiring to be praised with many names: success and obstacles in Malian media entrepreneurship (Ute Röschenthaler); The women behind the camera: female entrepreneurship in the southern Nigerian video film industry (Alessandro Jedlowksi); You have to be brave and fearless: video film entrepreneurs' practices and discourses in Tanzania (Claudia Böhme); Investiture and investment of a prominent singer: the (ad)venture of the Youssou Ndour Head Office (Ibrahima Wane). [ASC Leiden abstract]