Postdevelopment Television? Cultural Citizenship and the Mediation of Africa in Contemporary TV Drama

  title={Postdevelopment Television? Cultural Citizenship and the Mediation of Africa in Contemporary TV Drama},
  author={J. Cupples and K. Glynn},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={1003 - 1021}
  • J. Cupples, K. Glynn
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
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