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Title: Sport, Culture and the Media at the Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres de Dakar (2010): Sport and the democratisation of culture or sport as populism?
Authors: Murphy, David
Contact Email: d.f.murphy@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: African Renaissance
FESMAN
pan-Africanism
sport
Abdoulaye Wade
Issue Date: Feb-2014
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Murphy D (2014) Sport, Culture and the Media at the Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres de Dakar (2010): Sport and the democratisation of culture or sport as populism?, French Cultural Studies, 25 (1), pp. 10-22.
Abstract: In December 2010, Dakar hosted the Troisième Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres (FESMAN), which took for its main theme the notion of an ‘African Renaissance’. FESMAN sought to revive a highly utopian pan-Africanism that had been prevalent in the era of decolonisation from the 1950s to the 1970s, but it departed in significant ways from many of the ideas and values that had marked previous pan-African cultural festivals: FESMAN celebrated popular culture and extended its definition to include sport in various manifestations. The aim of this article is to trace the connections that were drawn by festival organisers and the media between sport and the wider artistic, cultural and identitarian agendas at work in the festival. It will also ask what these tell us about the evolution in the understanding of culture and identity in the 44 years between the 1966 and the 2010 festivals.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/23404
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0957155813510691
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in French Cultural Studies February 2014 vol. 25 no. 1 10-22 by SAGE. The original publication is available at: http://frc.sagepub.com/content/25/1/10.short
Affiliation: SLCR: French

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