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Media do not simply portray places that already exist: they actually produce them. In exploring how world populations experience "place" through media technologies, the essays included here examine how media construct the meanings of home, community, work, nation, and citizenship. Tracing how media reconfigure the boundaries between public and private- and global and local-to create "electronic elsewheres," the essays investigate such spaces and identities as the avatars that women are creating on Web sites; analyze the role of satellite television in transforming Algerian neighborhoods; inquire into the roles of radio and television in Israel and India; and take a skeptical look at the purported novelty of the "new media home."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816647361
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2010
  • Series: Public Worlds Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Berry is professor of film and television studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Soyoung Kim is professor of cinema studies at the Korean National University of Arts.

Lynn Spigel is professor and Frances E. Willard Chair of Screen Cultures at Northwestern University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Here, There, and Elsewhere Chris Berry Soyoung Kim Lynn Spigel vii

Part I The Reconfigured Home

1 Domesticating Dislocation in a World of "New" Technology David Morley 3

2 Avatars and the Visual Culture of Reproduction on the Web Lisa Nakamura 17

3 The Talking Weasel of Doarlish Cashen Jeffrey Sconce 33

4 Designing the Smart House: Posthuman Domesticity and Conspicuous Production Lynn Spigel 55

Part II Electronic Publics

5 New Documentary in China: Public Space, Public Television Chris Berry 95

6 The Undecidable and the Irreversible: Satellite Television in the Algerian Public Arena Ratiba Hadj-Moussa 117

7 The Voice of Jacob: Radio's Role in Reviving a Nation Tamar liebes-Plesner 137

8 Violence, Publicity, and Secularism: Hindu-Muslim Riots in Gujarat Arvind Rajagopal 157

9 Turkish Satellite Television: Toward the Demystification of Elsewhere Asu Aksoy Kevin Robins 171

Part III The Mediated City

10 The Elsewhere of the London Underground Charlotte Brunsdon 197

11 The Image at Ground Zero: Mediating the Memory of Terrorism Marita Sturken 225

12 Tokyo: Between Global Flux and Neonationalism Shunya Yoshimi 245

Contributors 261

Index 265

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