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Centre of African Studies: People


Alexander Bud

Alexander Bud
Alexander Bud
Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Research Interests
Informal economies, Creative Industries, Cultural generation, Entrepreneurship, Craft and Artizanship

My doctoral research is on production in the film industries in Nigeria and Ghana. I am a buiding a new creative industries approach that combines the informal economies literature with the anthropological concept of cultural improvisation pioneered by Tim Ingold and Karin Barber. I am particularly interested in the capabilities of technical workers such as costumers, make-up artists, cinematographers, set-designers and carpenters. I have also carried out research on  Nigeria's Censors Board and the distribution of Nollywood films. I hope that my work will provide both concrete strategies for these sectors and expand our theoretical understanding of the creative industries.