The Palgrave Handbook of Media and Communication Research in Africa

  • Bruce Mutsvairo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Media and Communication Studies in Decolonial, Postcolonial and Protest Contexts

  3. Conceptualizing and Contextualizing: Lessons and Limitations

  4. Cross-disciplinary Approaches in the Digital Age

  5. New and Old Media: Perspectives, Methodologies, Developments and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Kristin Skare Orgeret
      Pages 347-367
    3. Ayobami Ojebode, Babatunde Raphael Ojebuyi, Oyewole Adekunle Oladapo, Obasanjo Joseph Oyedele
      Pages 369-383
    4. Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian
      Pages 385-399
    5. Suzanne Temwa Gondwe Harris
      Pages 401-412
    6. Tanja Bosch
      Pages 413-425
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 483-497

About this book


This handbook attempts to fill the gap in empirical scholarship of media and communication research in Africa, from an Africanist perspective. The collection draws on expert knowledge of key media and communication scholars in Africa and the diaspora, offering a counter-narrative to existing Western and Eurocentric discourses of knowledge-production. As the decolonial turn takes centre stage across Africa, this collection further rethinks media and communication research in a post-colonial setting and provides empirical evidence as to why some of the methods conceptualised in Europe will not work in Africa. The result is a thorough appraisal of the current threats, challenges and opportunities facing the discipline on the continent.


Africa policy journalism digital media communication postcolonial

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce Mutsvairo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia

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