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Centre for Media Studies

Thembi Mutch


Thembi Mutch
Thembi Mutch
Thesis title:
Women in Zanzibar, their discussions around Media and Modernity
Year of Study:
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PhD Research

This thesis is  an investigation of how  Zanzibari women talk about themselves and the pushes and pulls they experience as they try to live their lives. Caught in a web of conflicting pressures: to be 'modern' from media; to be consumers, from advertising; to be 'religious' from the mosque, to be 'good girls' from the family, the thesis examines what happens when the media features as an absence, and is not performing the roles, or proividing the critiques and platforms  the audience expect. What are the audience responses? Where do they go for discussions, ideas and direction?