Mind the Billboards: The Paradox of Paternalism in Burundi

Jamar, Astrid (2018). Mind the Billboards: The Paradox of Paternalism in Burundi. LSE.

URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2018/10/10/mind...


Astrid Jamar continues her analysis of the prominence of aid billboards in Burundi and how these contribute to colonial continuities which in turn shape the public space and public authority in the East African country. In the second and final blog post of this series, Astrid Jamar examines the text, logos and images displayed on the boards, which reveal the highly hierarchised but disorganised nature of aid and its paradoxical paternalist messages.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 67157
  • Item Type
  • Other - Digital or Visual media
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Political Settlements Research ProgrammeNot SetDfID
  • Keywords
  • aid politics; authoritarianism; public space; paternalism; Burundi
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Other Departments > Other Departments
  • Depositing User
  • Astrid Jamar