Annotated bibliography

This is a list of the work sited that I will use for my assignment:

1) Ginsburgh, V.A., ed. Contribution to Economic Analysis. San Francisco: Elsevier, 2004. Print

The fourth chapter of this book speaks of “measuring the cultural discount in the price of exported us television programs”, which is exactly what I want to look at in the main body of my assignment.

2) Hayden, Goran, Michael Leslie and Folu F. Ogundimu, ed. Media and Democracy in Africa. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2002. Print.

This book talks about the interplay between democracy and the media. It tackles issues such as broadcasting, the internet, media ownership, communicative spaces and twenty-first century Africa. I think all this information will come in handy when looking at the affects and effects of loving in a globalised Africa, and how this is shaping both the country and the African media world in a different direction.

3) Lev, Peter. History of the American Cinema. New York, NY: Charles Scribner and Sons, 2003. Print

This book looks at Hollywood in the 1950’s to the 1960’s. This was also an important time in South African cinematic and performance history. There is a place called Sophia town in Johannesburg. This town was famous for its swing and jazz era that was very much influenced by American films of the time. There were real gangsters that wore two toned shoes, top hats and long flowing coats, much like the gangster in the American movies. Sophia town was demolished because of forced removals, but there is now a play about the place, showing the vibrant lifestyle that existed in Sophia town. This book will help me explain with more detail this era, and how it affected the rest of the world (South Africa in particular).

4) McAnany, Emile G. and Kenton T. Wilkinson, 1st ed. Mass Media and Free Trade: NAFTA and the Cultural Industries. Texas: University of Texas Press. 1996. Print

I will use this book when speaking about international trade of television texts. I will be looking at chapter 3 in particular, titled: ‘Television and Film in a Freer International Trade Environment: US Dominance and Canadian responses. Just to see the fluidity that goes with the selling and buying of media texts and the choices thereof.

5) Woodward, Gary C. Perspectives on American Political Media. USA: Allyn and Beacon, 1997. Print

I will be looking at this book particularly because it talks about television (more specifically news television), democracy and the public sphere in America. This is an interesting and relevant point in my argument because this book also makes reference at the representation of Africa, and other third world countries in news media (the ethnocentric view among others)

6) Zegeye, Abebe and Richard L. Harris, ed. Media, Identity and the Public Sphere in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Boston: Brill, 2003. Print

One of the chapters in this book basically talks about the technology to formulate media texts in South Africa or the lack thereof, especially new technologies. It emphasizes how small and disadvantaged communities do not have access to these and therefore cannot participate in the mass media or getting their stories across with the use of multimedia recourses.

7) South Window to the Nation. African animated series for US, 19 June 2007. Web. 27 Oct 2009.

This article that I found online, speaks of the reverse of the cultural interchange that I will be looking at, which is an interesting paradigm. It speaks of a cartoon that was developed by a South African production company, in conjunction with a Canadian production company, to form an educational cartoon program, aimed at South African, Canadian as well as American child audiences.

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