Spaces of Identity: Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries / Edition 1

Spaces of Identity: Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries / Edition 1

by David Morley, Kevin Robins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415095972

ISBN-13: 9780415095976

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

We are living through a time when old identities - nation, culture and gender are melting down. Spaces of Identity examines the ways in which collective cultural identities are being reshaped under conditions of a post-modern geography and a communications environment of cable and satellite broadcasting. To address current problems of identity, the authors

Overview

We are living through a time when old identities - nation, culture and gender are melting down. Spaces of Identity examines the ways in which collective cultural identities are being reshaped under conditions of a post-modern geography and a communications environment of cable and satellite broadcasting. To address current problems of identity, the authors look at contemporary politics between Europe and its most significant others: America; Islam and the Orient. They show that it's against these places that Europe's own identity has been and is now being defined. A stimulating account of the complex and contradictory nature of contemporary cultural identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415095976
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
International Library of Sociology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1.Globalisation as Identity Crisis: The New Global Media Landscape 2.Reimagined Communities? New Media, New Possibilites 3.Culture, Community and Identity: Communications Technologies and the Reconfiguration of Europe 4.Euroculture: Communication, Space and Time

5.No Place Like Heimat: Images of Home(Land) 6.Tradition and Translation: National Culture and Its Global Context 7.Under Western Eyes: Media, Empire and Otherness 8.Techno-Orientalism: Japan Panic 9.The Politics of Silence: The Meaning of Community and the Uses of Media 10.The End of

What? Postmodernism, History and the West. Bibliograpy. Index

thought-provoking work, one that succeds in presenting relevent concerns in an interesting theoretical framework)

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