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vii Contents List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction: African Popular Videos as Global Cultural Forms 1 1. Mapping the Modern: The Gold Coast Film Unit and the Ghana Film Industry Corporation 24 2. Work, Women, and Worldly Wealth: Global Video Culture and the Early Years of Local Video Production 61 3. Professional Movies and Their Global Aspirations: The Second Wave of Video Production in Ghana 91 4. Tourism and Trafficking: Views from Abroad in the Transnational Travel Movie 129 5. Transcultural Encounters and Local Imaginaries: Nollywood and the Ghanaian Movie Industry in the Twenty-First Century 154 Conclusion 195 Notes 201 List of Films and Videos 217 References 225 Index 241 ...


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