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Pan-Africanism as a laughing matter: (Funny) Expressions of African identity on Twitter
Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap (from 2013), Institutionen för geografi, medier och kommunikation (from 2013). (NODE)ORCID-id: 0000-0002-4774-4643
Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap (from 2013), Institutionen för geografi, medier och kommunikation (from 2013). (NODE)ORCID-id: 0000-0003-0009-2972
2018 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

Pan-Africanism, a concept that attempts to capture the essence of being an African, needs to be reconsidered in the age of interactive social media. In this chapter, we look at how Twitter users negotiate the question of African identity through humourous hashtag-driven conversations. We specifically interrogate the question whether a new kind of Pan-Africanism is emerging on Africa’s Twitterverse through the use of a popular hashtag in 2015, #IfAfricaWasABar. In our analysis of tweets linked to #IfAfricaWasABar, we conclude that Twitter provides temporary solidarity by engaging users in humorous exchanges about socio-cultural, political and economic issues that define the African continental condition today. 

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
2018.
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#IfAfricaWasABar, globalization, humour, identity, Pan-Africanism, Twitter
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Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68587OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-68587DiVA, id: diva2:1233223
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The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech Republic, May 24-28, 2018
Merknad

A version of this paper will be published as a book chapter in T. Ngomba, P.  Nielsen & J.  Gustafsson. (2019), Civic Agency in Africa: Arts of Resistances in the 21st Century by Nordicom (Gothenburg).

Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-07-17 Laget: 2018-07-17 Sist oppdatert: 2018-07-27bibliografisk kontrollert

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