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