Critical Arts, Volume 34, Issue 4, August 2020 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Articles African Cultural Studies: An Overview
Handel Kashope Wright & Yao Xiao
Pages: 1-31 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1758738   Critiquing Print Media Transformation and Black Empowerment in South Africa: A Critical Race Theory Approach
Prinola Govenden & Sarah Chiumbu
Pages: 32-46 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1722719   “There is no ‘us and them’”: Engaging with Migration and Border Crossing Narratives through Shadow Puppetry in Ghosts of the River
Cristina Pérez Valverde & Fernando Perez-Martin
Pages: 47-60 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1721548   Re-reading the Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda History of South Africa: On the African National Congress’ (ANC) Anti-Apartheid Radio Freedom
Siyasanga M. Tyali
Pages: 61-75 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1725585   Portrayal of Igbo Culture in the Film Adaptations of Things Fall Apart and Half of a Yellow Sun
Munachim Amah
Pages: 76-89 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1726980   Remembering as Imaging: The Memories of Nyamubaya and Hove
Cuthbeth Tagwirei
Pages: 90-102 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1753088   Infectious Images: Viral Internet Content in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Lesley Nicole Braun & Ribio Nzeza Bunketi Buse
Pages: 103-116 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1753089   Towards a Socio-Cultural Account of Literary Canon’s Retranslation and Reinterpretation: The Case of The Journey to the West
Feng (Robin) Wang , Philippe Humblé & Juqiang Chen
Pages: 117-131 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1753796   Call Centre Karma, or How Popular Culture Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Outsourcing
Anna Guttman & Megan Smith
Pages: 132-143 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1779325
Comment The Tourism Researcher: Ethical Dilemmas During Fieldwork in Africa, Bali and Myanmar
Claudia Bell
Pages: 144-149 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1712445
Book Review The Routledge Handbook of Chinese discourse analysis edited by Chris Shei, New York, Routledge, 2019, 700 pp., US$ 281.43 (hardcover) ISBN 978-0-41578-979-0; US $267.36 (EbOOK) ISBN 978-1-31521-370-5
Yang Yao
Pages: 150-152 | DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1756884   Critical Arts: Aims and scope

Critical Arts  examines the relationship between texts and contexts, cultural formations and popular forms of expression, within the South-North  and  East-West nexus, focusing on developing trans-
disciplinary epistemologies. Critical Arts ‘ authors are Africans debating Africa with the rest; and the rest debating Africa and the South and wit each other.    The journal is rigorously peer reviewed, via ScholarONE
Manuscripts, and aims to shape theory on the topics it covers.  Cutting edge theorisation (supported by empirical evidence) rather than the reporting of formulaic case studies are preferred.  Submissions are sought from both established and new researchers, and recent topics have included political economy of the media, political communication, intellectual property rights, visual anthropology and indigeneity,  the ethnographic turn in art, and of course cultural studies. Submissions must, perhaps, aim to restore the vision of earlier theorists and historians, for whom ‘culture’ was a kind of synthesis arising from the contradictions between human society and the politics of nations. Under the pressures of globalization, this kind of understanding becomes more relevant at every turn. Critical Arts seeks to profile those approaches to issues that are amenable to a cultural studies-derived intervention, on the basis that ‘culture’ is a marker of deeper continuities than the immediate conflicts under the fire of which so many must somehow live their lives.  

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