Nigerian Press, Hegemony, and the Social Construction of Legitimacy, 1960-1983

Author: Agbaje, Adigun
Year:1992
Pages:352
ISBN:0-7734-9555-X
978-0-7734-9555-5
Price:239.95
This study, a blend of theoretical and empirical scholarship, gives insight not only into Nigeria's recent political history but also into state/society relations, politics of press law, press history, and the sectional dimensions of press communication flow. A descriptive account of the Nigerian newspaper press as theatre and actor in the struggle for legitimated power in state and society from independence in 1960 to the fall of the Second Republic in 1983. Special emphasis is placed on the largely unreported and subterranean dimensions of press communication.

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"The Nigerian Press, Hegemony, and the Social Construction of Legitimacy, 1960-1983 is the book with most far-reaching analysis. In seeking to explain the conditions and forces of hegemony fostered consciously or unconsciously by the Nigerian press, the book explores research, methodological, and ideological issues as they relate to African studies." - Journal of Communication