Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations [NOOK Book]

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Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations provides a multidirectional approach for understanding the role of media in constructing cultural identities in a newly globalized media environment. The contributors cover a wide range of topics from different geopolitical areas, historical periods, and media genres. Case studies examined include the shift from print to Internet, local representations of modern world cinema and glo/cal television, narrative strategies in transnational literature, and ...
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Overview

Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations provides a multidirectional approach for understanding the role of media in constructing cultural identities in a newly globalized media environment. The contributors cover a wide range of topics from different geopolitical areas, historical periods, and media genres. Case studies examined include the shift from print to Internet, local representations of modern world cinema and glo/cal television, narrative strategies in transnational literature, and cultural economics of the mediation of world music in India, China, Algeria, Israel, Europe, and the United States. This case study approach allows for deeper insights into the complexity of each cultural subsystem as part of the whole media culture system. This book exemplifies a transcultural and transdisciplinary dialogue that maps out new-relocalized-territories and borders for mediated cultural identities and also reveals the complexity and connectedness of all of these discourses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791482094
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 603 KB

Meet the Author

Natascha Gentz is Junior Professor of Sinology at Frankfurt University and the coeditor (with Michael Lackner) of Mapping Meanings: The Field of New Learning in Late Qing China.

Stefan Kramer is Associate Professor of Media Studies at the University of Constance, Germany.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : media of culture and the culture of the media 1
The printing press and the Internet : from a culture of memory to a culture of attention 11
Globalization and the experience of culture : the resilience of nationhood 25
Transcultural narrations of the local : Taiwanese cinema between utopia and heterotopia 45
Garifuna song, groove locale and "world-music" mediation 59
The thousand faces of Xena : transculturality through multi-identity 81
Literature/identity : transnationalism, narrative and representation 99
How to get rid of China : ethnicity, memory, and trauma in Gao Xingjian's novel One man's Bible 119
Film and music, or instabilities of national identity 143
The cinematic support to national(istic) mythology : the Italian Peplum 1910-1930 153
Their master's voice? : the coverage of Intifada II on Israeli television 169
Drifted liberties and diffracted identities? : Algerian audiences and the "Parabola" 181
The right to be different : photographic discourse and cultural identity in Hungary 207
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