Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations / Edition 1

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Explores the role of media in the construction of cultural identities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791466841
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Series: SUNY Series, Explorations in Postcolonial Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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
Natascha Gentz & Stefan Kramer

1. The Printing Press and the Internet: From a Culture of Memory to a Culture of Attention
Aleida Assmann

2. Globalization and the Experience of Culture: The Resilience of Nationhood
Wimal Dissanayake

3. Transcultural Narrations of the Local: Taiwanese Cinema Between Utopia and Heterotopia
Stefan Kramer

4. Garifuna Song, Groove Locale and “World-Music” Mediation
Michael C. Stone

5. The Thousand Faces of Xena: Transculturality through Multi-Identity
Miriam Butt & Kyle Wohlmut

6. Literature/Identity: Transnationalism, Narrative and Representation
Arif Dirlik

7. How to Get Rid of China: Ethnicity, Memory, and Trauma in Gao Xingjian’s Novel One Man’s Bible
Natascha Gentz

8. Film and Music, or Instabilities of National Identity
Roger Hillman

9. The Cinematic Support to National(istic) Mythology: The Italian Peplum 1910–1930
Irmbert Schenk

10. Their Master’s Voice?
The Coverage of Intifada II on Israeli Television
Tamar Liebes

11. Drifted Liberties and Diffracted Identities?
Algerian Audiences and the “Parabola”
Ratiba Hadj-Moussa

12. The Right to Be Different: Photographic Discourse and Cultural Identity in Hungary
Peter Braun


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