"Sean Jacobs take a unique approach to tell a comprehensive story of postapartheid South Africa and African society. Media consolidates and enacts the victory of a particular image of what South Africa ought to be. This is an incredibly powerful story, which is much bigger than media, but to which media gives us access."
Herman Wasserman, author of Tabloid Journalism in South Africa
"Sean Jacobs proposes a new agenda for the study of culture in contemporary South Africa by focusing on media infrastructures that condition, select, and edit the sorts of information that are available. Jacobs's work will be read for its revelations about the nature of citizenship and public engagement in our media saturated age."
Daniel R. Magaziner, author of The Law and the Prophets: Black Consciousness in South Africa, 1968–1977