In Search of Greatness: Russia's Communications with Africa and the World (Civic Discourse for the Third Millennium)

In Search of Greatness: Russia's Communications with Africa and the World (Civic Discourse for the Third Millennium)

By: Festus Eribo (author)Paperback

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A seminal work in international communication, examining news reports, civic discourse, and images of Africa in Russian press. This book is about power and influence, politics and communication across frontiers--a thoroughly challenging analysis of Russia's foray into African and international communication. The book penetrates the intellectual, social, cultural, political, geographical, and historical aspects of the relationship between the African continent and Russia, before, during, and after the Cold War. The book is well-researched and up-to-date. The study was conducted within the framework of Russian geo-political interests, the belligerent ideological determinism of the Communist era, the implosion of historical materialism, and the delicate post-communist path to democracy, capitalism, and reconstruction. The book will appeal to a global audience of journalists, scholars, political scientists, historians, cultural and social critics, policy makers, and the general public.

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About Author

Festus Eribo is associate professor of international communication and head of African Studies at East Carolina University in Greenville. Educated at St. Petersburg State University, Russia, and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor Eribo is co-author of Press Freedom and Communication in Africa, Window on Africa: Democratization and Media Exposure and other publications.

Contents

Reportage of African News in Russia: A Global Perspective Russian Revolutionary Press and Africa Counter Point to Civic Discourse Ranking Africa in Moscow's Policy and Objectives Cold War Political Communication and Africa: The Brezhnev Years, 1964 to 1982 Coverage of Africa by Four Russian Newspapers: Data Analysis Reporting Africa: From Andropov to Gorbachev Conflict Discourse and Reportage in post-communist Russia The Fall of the Communist Press Theory and the Dawn of a New Millennium Conclusion References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/2001
  • ISBN13: 9781567505337
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781567505337
  • weight: 351
  • ISBN10: 1567505333

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