Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures

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Circuits of Visibility explores transnational media environments as a way to understand the gendered constructions and contradictions that support globalization, with special emphasis on women and a global feminist perspective. Exploring the ways in which gendered subjects are produced and defined in globally networked, media saturated environments, Circuits of Visibility presents sixteen essays that collectively promote discussion about sexual politics, mediated environments ...

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Overview

Circuits of Visibility explores transnational media environments as a way to understand the gendered constructions and contradictions that support globalization, with special emphasis on women and a global feminist perspective. Exploring the ways in which gendered subjects are produced and defined in globally networked, media saturated environments, Circuits of Visibility presents sixteen essays that collectively promote discussion about sexual politics, mediated environments and globalization.

Covering television, the internet, newspaper studies, and movement-oriented media work, the volume explores the ways in which gender and sexuality issues are constructed and mobilized across the world. Contributors' essays cover a diverse amount of countries, from Myanmar and Morocco to the Balkans, France, U.S., and China, and feature topics ranging from violence against women and anti-violence activism to political power deriving from representations of being single or married. Circuits of Visibility initiates a necessary conversation and political critique about the mediated global terrain on which sexuality is defined, performed, regulated, made visible, and experienced.

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“This wide-ranging collection of essays should be of considerable interest to scholars of media, globalization and gender. It combines acute ethnographic reportage and a strong theoretical sense of the political economy of gendered images and in today’s global media formations.” -Arjun Appadurai,New York University

"An extraordinary collection of original approaches to familiar and unfamiliar issues about gendering and globalization. Each chapter gives us an unusual empirical study, charged with a sense of discovery. And each chapter gives us a type of theorizing that makes visible what is otherwise hidden." -Saskia Sassen,Columbia University

"Hegde's ambitious and well-crafted introduction outlines the ways in which sexuality and gender are entangled in transnational configurations such as celebrity, immigration, activism, religion, fashion and war."-Nitin Govil,International Journal of Communication

"It is a must-read for anyone interested in inter-sectional feminist analysis or globalization."-H-Net Reviews,

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814737316
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 7/18/2011
  • Pages: 325
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Radha S. Hegde is Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Radha S. Hegde 1

Part I Configuring Visibilities

1 Seeing Princess Salma: Transparency and Transnational Intimacies Susan Ossman 21

2 Constructing Transnational Divas: Gendered Productions of Balkan Turbo-folk Music Zala Volcic Karmen Erjavec 35

3 The Gendered Face of Latinidad: Global Circulation of Hybridity Angharad N. Valdivia 53

4 E-Race-ing Color: Gender and Transnational Visual Economies of Beauty in India Radhika Parameswaran 68

Part II Contesting Ideologies

5 Gendered Blueprints: Transnational Masculinities in Muslim Televangelist Cultures Nabil Echchaibi 89

6 Transnational Media Wars over Sex Trafficking: Abolishing the "New Slave Trade" or the New Nativism? Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel 103

7 "Recycling" Heroines in France: Coutured Identities and Invisible Transitions Julie Thomas 124

8 Celebrity Travels: Media Spectacles and the Construction of a Transnational Politics of Care Spring-Serenity Duvall 140

Part III Capital Trails

9 Objects of Knowledge, Subjects of Consumption: Persian Carpets and the Gendered Politics of Transnational Knowledge Minoo Moallem 159

10 Spaces of Exception: Violence, Technology, and the Transgressive Gendered Body in India's Global Call Centers Radha S. Hegde 178

11 Maid as Metaphor: Dagongmei and a New Pathway to Chinese Transnational Capital Wanning Sun 196

12 Dial "C" for Culture: Telecommunications, Gender, and the Filipino Transnational Migrant Market Jan Maghinay Padios 212

Part IV Technologies of Control

13 Digital Cosmopolitanisms: The Gendered Visual Culture of Human Rights Activism Sujata Moorti 231

14 Doing Cultural Citizenship in the Global Media Hub: Illiberal Pragmatics and Lesbian Consumption Practices in Singapore Audrey Yue 250

15 Gendering Cyberspace: Transnational Mappings and Uyghur Diasporic Politics Saskia Witteborn 268

16 Ladies and Gentlemen, Boyahs and Girls: Uploading Transnational Queer Subjectivities in the United Arab Emirates Noor Al-Qasimi 284

About the Contributors 303

Index 309

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