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The Politics and Poetics of Infrastructure
Infrastructures are material forms that allow for the possibility of exchange over space. They are the physical networks through which goods, ideas, waste, power, people, and finance are trafficked.Expand
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Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria
Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. Infrastructure, the Colonial Sublime, and Indirect Rule 16 2. Unstable Objects: The Making of Radio in Nigeria 48 3. Majigi, Colonial Film, State Publicity, andExpand
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Degraded Images, Distorted Sounds: Nigerian Video and the Infrastructure of Piracy
In Kano, the economic center of northern Nigeria, media piracy is part of the “organizational architecture” of globalization (Sassen 2002), providing the infrastructure that allows media goods toExpand
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"Indian Films and Nigerian Lovers: Media and the Creation of Parallel Modernities."
God make him rich so he can go to India. Mallam Sidi, husband of Hotiho. Sidi's ambition is for God to make him rich so he can go to India. Mallam Sidi, husband of Hotiho. His ambition is to seeExpand
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Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain
List of Illustrations Preface Introduction I. Cultural Activism and Minority Claims 1. Screen Memories: Resignifying the Traditional in Indigenous Media Faye Ginsburg 2. Visual Media and theExpand
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Ahmed Deedat and the Form of Islamic Evangelism
DOI 10.1215/01642472-2008-006 © 2008 Duke University Press A presumption guiding this analysis is that religious movements are constituted through communicative acts — practices of mediation wherebyExpand
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Bandiri Music, Globalization, and Urban Experience in Nigeria
  • B. Larkin
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • 1 December 2002
Le bandiri est un genre musical pratique par les Sufi du nord du Nigeria qui se servent des chansons des films indiens et en modifient les paroles pour chanter les louanges du prophete Mohammed.La musique bandiri, globalisation et experience urbaine au Nigeria. Expand
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AHR Conversation: Historical Perspectives on the Circulation of Information
In the last few years, the AHR has published four “Conversations,” each on a subject of interest to a wide range of historians: “On Transnational History” (2006), “Religious Identities and Violence”Expand
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When Meyer and I (Larkin and Meyer 2006) wrote our article on the shared similarities between Islam and Christianity, it was intended to interrupt what seemed to us then, and still seems to me now,Expand
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