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- DescriptionThe Internet has become a powerful medium for Africans in the Diaspora to meet for cross border dialogue. Cameroonians all over the world are using this tool for what the present study considers to be a public-sphere discourse. Cameroonians living in the United States and other nations use the Internet to discuss and debate the political, social, ecomic, and cultural aspects of the nationhood of Cameroon with the aim of seeking solutions to some of those pressing needs that confront the country. This study builds on Habermas and other leading feminist authors' conceptualization of the democratic public sphere, central to Habermas' theory of communicative action. This study's theoretical framework incorporates elements of the African experience in order to examine the dominant, oppositional and parallel themes that arise from four Cameroonian websites just before the national presidential election in 2004. The methodology adapts Jager's critical discourse analytical (CDA) framework, which was deemed an appropriate methodology because it sought t only to analyze the linguistic component of the discourse in the four websites, but more importantly to examine the holistic structure of the discourse that is its history and context.
- Author BiographyDr. Kehbuma Langmia teaches courses in mass communications, broadcast journalism and media studies at Bowie State University. With previous degrees in Fine Arts, Television and Film, Dr. Langmia was awarded his Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Studies by the Department of Journalism at Howard University. He has had significant publications in the area of new media, mass communication and interpersonal communication. A graduate from the television academy in Munich, Germany, Dr. Langmia continues to produce and direct independent productions. He also serves as executive producer for students' television projects at Bowie State University.
- Author(s)Kehbuma Langmia
- PublisherUniversity Press of America
- Date of Publication15/10/2007
- SubjectUnclassifiable: WZ BIC
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of America
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
- Weight177 g
- Width153 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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