From this perspective, most commonly associated with the field of cultural studies, popular culture is understood as a site of struggle, a place for the negotiation of race, gender, nation, and other identities and for the play of power. Culture and customs of ghana is the first book to concisely provide an up-to-date narrative on the most significant elements of the established cultural life and institutions as well as the most recent changes in the cultural landscape. John collins, the renowned scholar of ghanaian highlife and other forms of west african popular music, edits this site which features downloadable articles and. Some examine brathwaite’s own contributions to west indian letters, historiography, and cultural studies, and others, influenced by brathwaite’s work, are independent investigations into caribbean — often specifically jamaican — history, society, and culture. Racism face and find language, 2: popular expressions of culture circa 2015 at the baldwin et al aspects or no limits to american society in northern ontario cultural identity article include the binary of this first and half double cultural identity.
Gender, sexuality, and popular culture in nigeria by bisi adeleye-fayemi this paper discusses images of nigerian women in popular culture, using a strand of yoruba popular music as an example, and how they function as consumers of a constructed representation and naming. Abstract in this paper, linguistic, educational and political bricks in the ghanaian society are put together to build a case for emphasising the study of ghana's indigenous languages in the educational system of the country the problems and prospects of the case are examined it is demonstrated. Prah of the centre for advanced studies of african society in in accra recently, if development must come to africa, it must come in the cultural features of africans language and other institutions of culture.
The culture of canada embodies the artistic, culinary, literary, humour, musical, political and social elements that are representative of canada and canadians throughout canada's history, its culture has been influenced by european culture and traditions, especially british and french , and by its own indigenous cultures [1. The major in communication and cultural studies is excellent preparation for graduate studies in either subject our students go on to careers in the media, advertising, and public relations or any field where superior analytic and rhetorical skills are valued. Simultaneously, the thrust of cultural studies has gradually shifted from “elite” or “high” culture to focus on mass culture and the everyday lives of “subordinate” groups yet, even as popular culture slowly enters the mainstream of academic pursuits, the study of blacks, “subcultures,” and cultural. It quite possibly may be the most popular culture in the world cultural appropriation is the adoption of elements of one culture by a different cultural group american society has historically been very good at this african-american studies essay african-american. Culture, gender and development by the centre for gender and social policy studies, society in the precolonial period drawing from maxims, songs, folklores and proverbs, the study maintained that capiatlist debates on culture, gender and development culture is seen in the african social context.
Popular culture has roots in popular memory, and third cinema particularly has succeeded in appropriating this dialectic for 74 political purposes, such as catalysing societies for change, or at least providing avenues for conscious awareness of the ambivalence of socio- cultural change. Five major characteristics that define a culture include culture is learned, culture is shared, culture is symbolic, culture is all-encompassing, and culture is integrated culture depends on the human capacity for cultural learning that encompasses shared rules for conduct and that are dependent upon symbols. Yet, the ghanaian people have maintained a society free from serious internal conflict and continue to develop their considerable natural, human, and cultural resources location and geography ghana is located on the west coast of africa, approximately midway between senegal and cameroon. Ghanaian hip hop and youth cultural studies essay published: november 17, 2015 sociologists consider culture as the formation of traditions and trends that link humans in.
The american culture studies program attracts students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, including humanities and social science fields as well as education, public history, nonprofit management, business, and journalism. Manifestations of popular culture in africa show that the continent is part and parcel of the modern world, with cultural production simultaneously influenced by global trends and specific african contexts. New media entrepreneurs and changing styles of public communication in africa journal of african cultural studies, volume 25, issue 1, 2013 special issue bookmark download by tilo grätz 9 media and society (robert johnston, fuller theological seminary) african popular culture, ghanaian video films 290 million researchers use.
Cultural studies sociology qualitative analysis culture social and women’s place in society has come of age in ghanaian scholarly work and even in popular culture the implications of. Journal of african cultural studies, 22(1): 105 – 120 , this volume) having made films such as love brewed in the african pot (1980), heritage africa (1989), and crossroads of people, crossroads of trade (1994), kwaw ansah is the most famous ghanaian filmmaker. In addition to my literary interpretations, the thesis drew heavily on both the ugandan author’s own cultural treatises and other anthropological, psychological, and philosophical texts by using tools from other disciplines, i was able to interpret the literary works while developing insight into the ugandan society and popular psychology.
The essay (zawen) has long been a favoured medium for those wishing to challenge or even upend established power structures or ways of thinkingin this tradition, the chinoiresie essays section offers a selection of writings, photo galleries, speeches and conversations that seek to question and critique given truths and common sense certainties about china. Music is an important part of popular culture throughout the world, but it is especially popular in the united states in this way, hegemony will be demonstrated in youth culture willard states that the cultural authority of the dominant society must be questioned as to its legitimacy in the dominant role as the authority plays an. Chapter 41 religion as a cultural system 87 chapter 51 ethos, world view, and the analysis of ical studies rather than theoretical disquisitions, for i grow uncomfort the interpretation of cultures the interpretation of cultures the interpretation of cultures.
Journal of african cultural studies has evolved out of african languages and cultures which was founded in the department of the languages and cultures of africa at soas, university of. It explores how alcohol's established ties with spirituality influences ghanaian perceptions of alcoholism based on interviews, highlife music, popular literature, and the few written works on alcohol use in ghana, the article examines the social construction of the alcoholic in independent ghana. 1 title: highlife in the ghanaian music scene: a historical and socio-political perspective 2 author: largely western popular music, fit into the cultural mélange that is modern-day ghana 2 popular music and as a sociology and music student interested in music’s relationship with culture and society more importantly, i wish to.