Apl. Prof. Dr. Ute Röschenthaler

Adjunct Professor

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Research interests
Cultural mobility, trade networks in the Global South, African entrepreneurship, economic anthropology, product histories, memory, media studies and advertising, intellectual property, ethnography

Research areas
Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Mali, Africans in Southeast Asia

 

Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America

Röschenthaler, Ute and Alessandro Jedlowski eds. 2017. Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America: Economic networks, cultural interaction and aspirations of success. London: Zed Books  ...

Copyright Africa

Röschenthaler, Ute and Mamadou Diawara (eds). 2016. Copyright Africa: How Intellectual Property, Media and Markets Transform Immaterial Cultural Goods. Canon Pyon: Sean Kingston Publishing (Paperback 2019).

Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africa

Röschenthaler, Ute and Dorothea Schulz (eds). 2016. Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africa. (Hg. mit Dorothea Schulz). London: Routledge (Paperback 2019).

Competing Norms

Diawara, Mamadou and Ute Röschenthaler (eds). 2016. Competing Norms: State Regulations and Local Practice. Frankfurt: Campus. French translation: Normes étatiques et pratiques locales en afrique subsaharienne: entre affrontement et accomodement. Paris: Èditions Manucius, 2019.

Purchasing Culture

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2011. Purchasing Culture: The Dissemination of Associations in the Cross River Region of Cameroon and Nigeria  ... 

Im Blick der Anderen

Diawara, Mamadou und Ute Röschenthaler (eds.). 2008. Im Blick der Anderen. Auf ethnologischer Forschung in Mali. Frankfurt: Brandes & Apsel.

Im Schatten des Kongo

Ackermann, Andreas, Ute Röschenthaler und Peter Steigerwald (eds.). 2005. Im Schatten des Kongo. Leo Frobenius. Stereofotografien von 1904-1906. Frankfurt/Main: Frobenius Institut.

Fotofieber

Schneider, Jürg, Ute Röschenthaler und Bernhard Gardi (eds.). 2005. Fotofieber. Bilder aus West- und Zentralafrika. Die Reisen von Carl Passavant 1883-1885. Basel: Museum der Kulturen und Christoph Merian Verlag.

Cameroon’s Tycoon

Elizabeth Chilver and Ute Röschenthaler (eds). 2001. Cameroon’s Tycoon. Max Esser’s Expedition and its Consequences (commented translation with contributions by the editors). Oxford: Berghahn.

Recent publications

Edited volumes and special issues

Jedlowski, Alessandro and Ute Röschenthaler (eds). 2017. Special Issue: China-Africa Media Interactions. Journal of African Cultural Studies 29, 1.

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2015. Special Issue: Clothing, uniformity and performance. Africa 85, 4.

Alessandro Jedlowski, Patrick Oloko, Ute Röschenthaler and Ibrahima Wane. 2015. Special Issue: Remediation in Africa. Journal of African Media Studies 7, 1.

Articles and book chapters

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2019. Liquid Traditions: Worlds of Drink‐taking in Africa. In: Konstanze N’Guessan and Mareike Späth (eds). Festschrift Carola Lentz. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe, 167-184.

Diawara, Mamadou und Ute Röschenthaler. 2019. Introduction. Que font les gens quand l’État travaille? In: Ute Röschenthaler and Mamadou Diawara (eds). Normes étatiques et pratiques locales en afrique subsaharienne: entre affrontement et accomodement. Paris: Èditions Manucius, 11-24.

Röschenthaler, Ute und Alessandro Jedlowski. 2017. Landscapes of opportunity, mobility and entrepreneurial perspectives. In: Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski (eds). Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America: Economic networks, cultural interaction and aspirations of success. London: Zed Books, 1-27.

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2017. African Businesses in Malaysia: “You just have to be smart” to survive. In: Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski (eds). Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America: Economic networks, cultural interaction and aspirations of success. London: Zed Books, 156-180.

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2017. In Constant Search of Money to Survive: African Youths in Malaysia. In: Arndt Graf and Azirah Hashim (eds). Asian-African Encounters. Amsterdam University Press, 17-45.

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2017. The economic and cultural impact of Calabar on the Cross River region. In: David Imbua, Paul Lovejoy and Ivor Miller (eds). Calabar on the Cross River: Historical and Cultural Studies. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 155-177.

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2017. Copying, branding, and the ethical implications of rights in immaterial cultural goods. In: Nhamo Anthony Mhiripiri and Tendai Chari (eds). Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 101-121.

Jedlowski, Alessandro and Ute Röschenthaler. 2017. China-Africa Media Interactions: Media and popular culture between business and state intervention. Introduction to special Issue China-Africa Media Interactions. Journal of African Cultural Studies 29, 1: 1-10.

Diakon, Birama and Ute Röschenthaler. 2017. The Chinese Presence in the Malian Mediascape. Journal of African Cultural Studies 29, 1: 96-103.

Röschenthaler, Ute and Antoine Socpa. 2017. Facing the China challenge: Cameroonians between discontent and popular admiration. In: Young-Chan, Kim (ed.). China and Africa: A new Paradigm of Global Business. London: Palgrave, 155-188.

Mamadou Diawara and Ute Röschenthaler. 2016. Introduction: What do people do when states are working? In: Mamadou Diawara and Ute Röschenthaler (eds). Competing Norms: State Regulations and Local Practice. Frankfurt: Campus, 9-22.

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2016. Aspiring to be praised with many names: a media entrepreneur in Mali. In: Ute Röschenthaler and Dorothea Schulz (eds). Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africa. London: Routledge, 224-244.

Röschenthaler, Ute and Dorothea Schulz. 2016. Introduction: Forging Fortunes: New Perspectives on Entrepreneurial Activities in Africa. In: Ute Röschenthaler and Dorothea Schulz (eds). Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africa. London: Routledge, 1-15.

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2016. ‘Be Faster than the Pirates’: Copyright and the Revival of ‘Traditional Dances’ in Southwest Cameroon. In: Ute Röschenthaler and Mamadou Diawara (eds). Copyright Africa: How Intellectual Property, Media and Markets Transform Immaterial Cultural Goods. Canon Pyon: Sean Kingston Publishing, 177-213.

Röschenthaler, Ute and Mamadou Diawara. 2016. Introduction: African Intellectual Worlds in the Making. In: Ute Röschenthaler and Mamadou Diawara (eds). Copyright Africa: How Intellectual Property, Media and Markets Transform Immaterial Cultural Goods. Canon Pyon: Sean Kingston Publishing, 1-34.

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2016. Good quality or low price? Competition between Cameroonian and Chinese traders. African East-Asian Affairs (Stellenbosch) 1: 32-65.

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2015, Introduction: United in dress: negotiating gender and hierarchy with festival uniforms. Africa 85, 4: 627-633.

Röschenthaler, Ute. 2015. Dressed in Photographs: Between Uniformization, Self-enhancement and the Promotion of Stars and Leaders in Bamako. Africa 85, 4: 696-720.

Jedlowski, Alessandro, Patrick Oloko, and Ute Röschenthaler and Ibrahima Wane. 2015. Across media: mobility and transformation of cultural materials in the digital age (introduction to special issue). Journal of African Media Studies 7, 1: 3-9.