Electronic Elsewheres: Media, Technology, and the Experience of Social Space

Electronic Elsewheres: Media, Technology, and the Experience of Social Space

by Chris Berry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816647364

ISBN-13: 9780816647361

Pub. Date: 01/12/2010

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

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

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Overview

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."

Contributors: Asu Aksoy, Istanbul Bilgi U; Charlotte Brunsdon, U of Warwick; Ratiba Hadj-Moussa, York U (Toronto); Tamar Liebes-Plesner, Hebrew U; David Morley, Goldsmiths, U of London; Lisa Nakamura, U of Illinois; Arvind Rajagopal, New York U; Kevin Robins, Goldsmiths, U of London; Jeffrey Sconce, Northwestern U; Marita Sturken, New York U; and Shunya Yoshimi, U of Tokyo.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816647361
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Series:
Public Worlds Series, #17
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

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

I. The Reconfigured Home
1. Domesticating Dis-Location in a World of "New" Technology
David Morley
2. Avatars and the Visual Culture of Reproduction on the Web
Lisa Nakamura
3. The Talking Weasel of Doarlish Cashen
Jeffrey Sconce
4. Designing the Smart House: Posthuman Domesticity and Conspicuous Production
Lynn Spigel

II. Electronic Publics
5. New Documentary in China: Public Space, Public Television
Chris Berry
6. The Undecidable and the Irreversible: Satellite Television in the Algerian Public Arena
Ratiba Hadj-Moussa
7. The Voice of Jacob: Radio's Role in Reviving a Nation
Tamar Liebes- Plesnar
8. Violence, Publicity, and Secularism: Hindu-Muslim Riots in Gujarat
Arvind Rajgopal
9. Turkish Satellite Television: Towards the Demystification of Elsewhere
Asu Aksoy and Kevin Robins

III. The Mediated City
10. The Elsewhere of the London Underground
Charlotte Brunsdon
11. The Image at Ground Zero: Mediating the Memory of Terrorism
Marita Sturken
12. Tokyo: Between Global Flux and Neo-Nationalism
Shunya Yoshimi
Contributors
Index

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