Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria
Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria
Mainstream media and film theory are based on the ways that media technologies operate in Europe and the United States. This work provides a history and ethnography of media in Nigeria, asking what media theory looks like when Nigeria rather than a European nation or the United States is taken as the starting point.
Brian Larkin is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is a coeditor of "Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain."