9/11 and its Remediations in Popular Culture and Arts in Africa

ab 24,90 

Heike Behrend, Tobias Wendl (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90627-4
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2015
Seiten 140
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Kunst und Visuelle Kulturen Afrikas. African Art and Visual Cultures. Arts et cultures


9/11 has been described as an „absolute event“ that
radically changed the course of history. It reinforced the
opposition between christian and Muslim worlds and led to
the declaration of a unilateral war against a global network
of terrorists that broke up the classical definition of war
as a war between nation states. Yet 9/11 also created
responses in parts of the world that were not directly
involved in the unfolding „War on Terror“. In Africa,
local conflicts were re-mapped into an emerging new
geography of anger that also reflects the effects of
marginalization in a globalized world. The essays of this
volume explore local remediations of 9/11 in African popular
culture (posters, photographs, videos, cartoons) and visual
arts. They give evidence of the fundamental ambivalence
towards the event and provide insights into the various ways
distant conflicts are translated into intense proximities.

Heike Behrend has been a professor of
Anthropology at the Institute of African Studies of the
University of Cologne.

Tobias Wendl is Professor at the Institute of Art History –
Free University of Berlin, where he holds the Alfried Krupp
von Bohlen und Halbach Chair for the Arts of Africa.