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Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies

Edited by Keyan G. Tomaselli, Volume 30, Number 2, April 2016

Critical Arts is a peer-reviewed academic journal publishing 6 issues a year in the general fields of cultural and media studies and communication. The journal examines the relationship between texts and contexts of media in the Third World, cultural formations and popular forms of expression. It aims to create a space for an African and Third World perspective of media (both formal and informal) in culture and social theory.

Its second issue published in April 2016 brings an interesting research article by Kate Azuka Omenugha, Chikezie Emmanuel Uzuegbunam and Ike S. Ndolo entitled 'Celebrity culture, media and the Nigerian youth: Negotiating cultural identities in a globalised world'. The article examines, in the context of Nigeria, whether celebrity culture as a growing phenomenon is being appropriated by Nigerian youth through their vicarious experiences of the media and whether such appropriation has any influence on their social behaviours and attitudes. The study has found that indications are rife of Western celebrity culture being perpetuated by both mainstream and alternative media, and that this is fast catching up with Nigerian youth's cultural experiences. However, there appears to be an emerging and empowering hybridization of African and Western cultures, as Nigerian youth negotiate their cultural identities.

For more information, please visit www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcrc20/30/2?nav=tocList