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9/11 and its Remediations in Popular Culture and Arts in Africa
9/11 and its Remediations in Popular Culture and Arts in Africa

9/11 and its Remediations in Popular Culture and Arts in Africa

Edited by Heike Behrend, Edited by Tobias Wendl

140 Pages, 8 x 10.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $44.95 (US $44.95)

Publication Date: June 2015

ISBN 9783643906274

Rights: US & CA

LIT Verlag (Jun 2015)

Price: $44.95
 
 

Overview

9/11 has been described as an "absolute event" that radically changed the course of history. It reinforced the opposition between Christian and Muslim worlds and led to the declaration of a unilateral war against a global network of terrorists that broke up the classical definition of war as a war between nation states. Yet, 9/11 also created responses in parts of the world that were not directly involved in the unfolding "war on terror." In Africa, local conflicts were re-mapped into an emerging new geography of anger that also reflects the effects of marginalization in a globalized world. The essays of this volume explore local remediations of 9/11 in African popular culture (posters, photographs, videos, cartoons, etc.) and visual arts. They give evidence of the fundamental ambivalence towards the event of 9/11 and provide insights into the various ways distant conflicts are translated into intense proximities. (Series: African Art and Visual Cultures - Vol. 3) [Subject: African Studies, Cultural Studies, Art]