Women and the Media in Asia: The Precarious Self [NOOK Book]

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To what extent do women have control over their lives? How do the media intersect with imagining different lives for women? This book is concerned with the changing lives of women; the troubling signs of female individualization as intersected with everyday media culture – a new arena of anxiety for women in contemporary Asia.

The book explores everyday media culture and the issues of women as 'consumers', women as 'representations' and women...
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Women and the Media in Asia: The Precarious Self

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Overview

To what extent do women have control over their lives? How do the media intersect with imagining different lives for women? This book is concerned with the changing lives of women; the troubling signs of female individualization as intersected with everyday media culture – a new arena of anxiety for women in contemporary Asia.

The book explores everyday media culture and the issues of women as 'consumers', women as 'representations' and women as 'creators', to offer an understanding of changing lives and frustrated desires, contradictions and dispersed sites of female individualization that are refracted into various degrees and forms.

At a time of significant changes in women's lives entering a much larger but 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. Drawing on perspectives from media and communications, sociology, cultural studies and anthropology, the book provides an insightful investigation into the evolving phenomena.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137024619
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 629 KB

Meet the Author

YOUNA KIM Associate Professor of Global Communications at the American University of Paris, France. She is author of Women, Television and Everyday Life in Korea: Journeys 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

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Female Individualization and Popular Media Culture in Asia; Y.Kim
PART I: INDIVIDUALIZATION IN TRANSNATIONAL FLOWS
Female Individualization?: Transnational Mobility and Media Consumption of Asian Women; Y.Kim
Lifestyling Women: Emergent Femininities on Singapore and Taiwan Television; F.Martin & T.Lewis
Young Women and Everyday Media Engagement in Muslim Southeast Asia; P.Nilan
'Just a Slogan': Individualism, Post-feminism and Female Subjectivity in Consumerist China; S.Thornham & F.Pengpeng
PART II: COMPETING REGIME OF SIGNIFIERS – REPRESENTATION AND PRODUCTION
Women and Sexual Desire on the Japanese Popular Media; A.Hambleton
Move Freely: Single Women and Mobility on Taiwanese TV Advertising; P.Shaw & C.Lin
Producing Individualized Voicings for a Global Labor Force: Digitizing Agency through Social Media; R.Gajjala
Transforming Documentary: Indonesian Women and Sexuality in the Film Pertaruhan [At Stake] (2008); F.Tobing Rony
PART III: NEW CONSUMPTION PRACTICES OF FEMALE INDIVIDUALIZATION
Fandom, Consumption and Collectivity in the Philippine New Cinema: Nora and the Noranians; B.Cua Lim
'To Do Whatever She Wants': Practicing the Miss India Pageant and Bollywood; S.Dewey
Post-socialist Articulation of Gender Positions: Contested Public Sphere of Reality Dating Shows; J.Wu
Female Individualization and Illiberal Pragmatism: Blogging and New Life Politics in Singapore; A.Yue
Index

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