Women and the Media in Asia: The Precarious Self

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At a time of significant change in the precarious world of female individualization, this collection explores such phenomena by critically incorporating the parameters of popular media culture into the overarching paradigm of gender relations, economics and politics of everyday life.

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Overview

At a time of significant change in the precarious world of female individualization, this collection explores such phenomena by critically incorporating the parameters of popular media culture into the overarching paradigm of gender relations, economics and politics of everyday life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230292727
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

YOUNA KIM is an associate professor of Global Communications at the American University of Paris, France. She is author of Women, Television and Everyday Life in Korea: Jourbaneys of Hope (2005), Transnational Migration, Media and Identity of Asian Women: Diasporic Daughters (2011), and is editor of Media Consumption and Everyday Life in Asia (2008).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Table ix

Acknowledgements x

Notes on Contributors xi

Introduction: Female Individualization and Popular Media Culture in Asia Youna Kim 1

Part I Individualization in Transnational Flows

1 Female Individualization? Transnational Mobility and Media Consumption of Asian Women Youna Kim 31

2 Lifestyling Women: Emergent Femininities on Singapore and Taiwan TV Fran Martin Tania Lewis 53

3 Young Women and Everyday Media Engagement in Muslim Southeast Asia Pam Nilan 77

4 'Just a Slogan': Individualism, Post-Feminism and Female Subjectivity in Consumerist China Sue Thornham Feng Pengpeng 96

Part II Competing Regime of Signifiers: Representation and Production

5 Women and Sexual Desire in the Japanese Popular Media Alexandra Hambleton 115

6 Move Freely: Single Women and Mobility in Taiwanese TV Advertising Ping Shaw Chin-yi Lin 130

7 Producing Individualized Voicings for a Global Labour Force: Digitizing Agency through Social Media Radhika Gajjala 143

8 Transforming Documentary: Indonesian Women and Sexuality in the Film Pertaruhan [At Stake] (2008) Fatimah Tobing Rony 159

Part III New Consumption Practices of Female Individualization

9 Fandom, Consumption and Collectivity in the Philippine New Cinema: Nora and the Noranians Bliss Cua Lim 179

10 'To Do Whatever She Wants': Miss India, Bollywood and the Gendered Self Susan Dewey 204

11 Post-Socialist Articulation of Gender Positions: Contested Public Sphere of Reality Dating Shows Jing Wu 220

12 Female Individualization and Illiberal Pragmatism: Blogging and New Life Politics in Singapore Audrey Yue 237

Index 255

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