Living for the city : Drum magazine's journalism and the popular black press

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Nasson, Bill en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Lane, Katie en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-06T11:35:50Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-06T11:35:50Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Lane, K. 2006. Living for the city : Drum magazine's journalism and the popular black press. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8169
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study examines Drum magazine's journalism from 951 to 1959. Many studies have primarily examined Drum and its role as a vehicle for the "Sophiatown generation" of fiction in the 1950s but this study instead concentrates on Drum's non-fiction reporting. It looks at both Drum's role in the birth of the popular black press and the magazine's complex conceptions of urban life. It argues that Drum's non-fiction promoted a cosmopolitan identity for its urban readers, in direct opposition to the efforts by the apartheid government to "retribralise" black urban residents, but also reflected anxieties about the urban experience. Drum was also one of the first non-partisan black publications to make political news accessible to a mass audience and the study argues that Drum's coverage of black politics has been overlooked and sometimes underestimated. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.title Living for the city : Drum magazine's journalism and the popular black press en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Historical Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Lane, K. (2006). <i>Living for the city : Drum magazine's journalism and the popular black press</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8169 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Lane, Katie. <i>"Living for the city : Drum magazine's journalism and the popular black press."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 2006. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8169 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Lane K. Living for the city : Drum magazine's journalism and the popular black press. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 2006 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8169 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Lane, Katie AB - This study examines Drum magazine's journalism from 951 to 1959. Many studies have primarily examined Drum and its role as a vehicle for the "Sophiatown generation" of fiction in the 1950s but this study instead concentrates on Drum's non-fiction reporting. It looks at both Drum's role in the birth of the popular black press and the magazine's complex conceptions of urban life. It argues that Drum's non-fiction promoted a cosmopolitan identity for its urban readers, in direct opposition to the efforts by the apartheid government to "retribralise" black urban residents, but also reflected anxieties about the urban experience. Drum was also one of the first non-partisan black publications to make political news accessible to a mass audience and the study argues that Drum's coverage of black politics has been overlooked and sometimes underestimated. DA - 2006 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2006 T1 - Living for the city : Drum magazine's journalism and the popular black press TI - Living for the city : Drum magazine's journalism and the popular black press UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8169 ER - en_ZA


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