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

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

by David Morley, Kevin Robins
     
 

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

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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:
9780415095969
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/16/1995
Series:
International Library of Sociology Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Globalisation as Identity Crisis: The New Global Media Landscape10
2Reimagined Communities? New Media, New Possibilities26
3Culture, Community and Identity: Communications Technologies and the Reconfiguration of Europe43
4Euroculture: Communication, Space and Time70
5No Place Like Heimat: Images of Home(Land)85
6Tradition and Translation: National Culture in Its Global Context105
7Under Western Eyes: Media, Empire and Otherness125
8Techno-Orientalism: Japan Panic147
9The Politics of Silence: The Meaning of Community and the Uses of Media174
10The End of What? Postmodernism, History and the West198
Bibliography229
Index247

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