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Title: The political press in southern Ghana and southern Nigeria : nationalism, visuality and professionalisation, c. 1937-1966
Author: Kunstmann, Rouven
ISNI:       0000 0004 7652 3844
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2017
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The present study of pictorial journalism in West Africa offers a pioneering analysis of the circulation and interpretation of newspaper photographs published in Ghana and Nigeria, during the period of anticolonial struggle and interparty competition, between 1937 and 1966. More specifically, this thesis examines how journalists and politicians adapted and appropriated newspaper photographs to their needs by captioning, selecting and aligning them with articles. While these images had travelled across numerous transnational and intraimperial information networks, their frequent use by editors and journalists in Ghana and Nigeria highlights the relationships between global connections and local adaptations. Such photographs have previously been overlooked by historians focusing on West Africa during this period, yet, as this study aims to demonstrate, they serve as invaluable sources, shedding light on the processes of elite self-understanding and identification in this context. A historical analysis of the development of pictorial journalism advances the understanding of material and ideological processes in the use of newspaper photographs, which are essential to the understanding of the emergence of an anticolonial public sphere and counter-culture in these countries.
Supervisor: Larmer, Miles ; Deutsch, Jan-Georg Sponsor: Merit Foundation of German Business (SDW) ; St Antony's College ; Oxford Beit Fund ; Max Weber Foundation ; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Media History ; History ; African History ; Transnational History