Home Territories: Media, Mobility and Identity

Home Territories: Media, Mobility and Identity

by David Morley

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Home Territories: Media, Mobility and Identity by David Morley

Examines how traditional ideas of home, homeland and nation have been destabilized both by new patterns of migration and bynew communicatioin technologies which routinely trangress the symbolic boundaries around both the private household and the nation state.

Morley is intellectually ecumenical yet erudite in his engagement with urban geography, postmodernism, media studies, nationalism, technology, and audiences in search for a way of talking about the relationship between identity, media, and place.

Morley vividly describes and critically analyzes the operations, meanings, relationship, and circuits in which we constantly move near to and far from home. In this subtle and important book Morley has given us much to think about and in the process helped to set the tone and direction for the next generation of media scholarship (Herman Gray, UC Santa Cruz)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415157650
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Series: Comedia Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsxvii
A place to start from1
Heim and Heimat2
Microwaving the macro theory4
Disciplinarity: multi, inter or post?6
Where the global meets the local9
Travelling and dwelling12
1Ideas of home16
Origins and belongings16
The domestic home: space, rules and comfort18
Homes and houses19
The history of home in urban space: a story of separations21
The social distribution of privacy and comfort22
The symbolism of home24
Privatisation and domesticity25
Homelessness in a home-centred culture26
2Heimat, modernity and exile31
At home in the Heimat31
Rootlessness as disorder33
The road to the nation34
Defending the national home37
Sedentarism, mobility and the hearth39
Geographical monogamy and promiscuity41
At home in modernity42
The migrant's suitcase44
Language, recognition and silence47
Exile: living in the past49
The plight of the Yugo-zombies50
Migrants' homes and alien environments51
Transnational migration: Australian Italians52
Home is where you leave it54
3The gender of home56
Deconstructing domesticity: family propaganda56
Masculine premises, gendered anxieties59
Domesticity, modernity and modernism60
The housewife, the home and the Heimat: woman as home63
Gender, mobility and visibility64
Home, tradition and gender65
The gender of the modern public67
The place of the housewife70
The gendering of global space73
Gender essentialism?75
Heimat's darker shadows: domesticity, dirt and femininity78
The heimlich, the heimisch and the unheimlich79
The uncanny art object80
4At home with the media86
Domestic media/mediated domesticity86
TV in the modern home87
The media and the construction of domestic routine89
Negotiating difference in the family91
The gendered forms of media consumption93
The end of gender?95
Continuing divisions of gender96
Boundaries and technologies: communities on the phone wires97
Television in the Outback99
Virtual and actual travel100
Bounded realms: household and nation101
Virtual borders, virtual homes102
5Broadcasting and the construction of the National Family105
The mediated nation as symbolic home105
Participatory models of the media: from ideology to sociability108
Beyond the singular public sphere?113
The masculine public114
The whiteness of the public sphere118
White broadcasting in the UK120
Towards a multi-ethnic public sphere?124
Transnational and diasporic public spheres125
6The media, the city and the suburbs: urban and virtual geographies of exclusion128
Television as a suburban medium128
The suburbs: home for whom?129
Speaking up for the (gendered) suburbs130
Other suburbs131
The ecology of fear: white flight133
Suburbanism - the politics of withdrawal138
Geodemographics: "Where you live is who you are"140
The purification of space141
Matter out of place142
Problematic smells and signs145
The writing on the wall146
7Media, mobility and migrancy149
Exclusion, withdrawal and mobile privatisation149
Virtual and physical alterity151
Worlds in motion: moving images and deterritorialised viewers153
Migration and representation - symbols of impurity, rituals of purification155
Spaces of difference: migrants, residential space and media representations in France156
Incarceration in the banlieues159
Territorial symbols161
Geographies and genres of representation163
Beyond the Orientalist image165
German Turks? Auslander and others167
8Postmodern, virtual and cybernetic geographies171
Virtual geographies171
(Non) place, home and identity173
Bifocal visions and telesthesia174
Mediated strangers177
Fellowmen, compatriots and contemporaries179
The time of the Other180
Screening the Other182
The geography of sympathy184
The regime of the fictive "We"185
The boundaries of cyberspace: access to the Net186
Rhetorics of the technological sublime?188
Community lite and communitarianism190
Postmodern geographies: a sceptical view191
The power geometry of "connexity"196
New geographies and differential mobilities200
Tourists and vagabonds201
9Borders and belongings: strangers and foreigners204
Global culture: a borderless world?204
Unsettling motion206
Citizenship and belonging209
Pilgrims and nomads: from (rapid) journeys to Generalised Arrival210
Continuing difficulties with differences211
Island boundaries214
Boundary, identity and conflict: social and psychological mechanisms216
Homely racism217
The racialisation of space220
Nationalism, narcissism and minor differences220
Kristeva: the problem of "the foreigner"222
Domesticating alterity223
10Cosmopolitics: boundary, hybridity and identity225
Cosmopolitics and connexity: the new condition of the world?225
The migrant in limbo226
The value of mobility: home truths?228
The historical roots of "nomadology"230
Discrepant and variable cosmopolitanisms230
Hybridity talk232
The commodification of differences234
Differential hybridities237
Nationalism and conjuncturalism239
Nation, community and household: the fuzzy logics of solidarity242
11Postmodernism, post-structuralism and the politics of difference: at home in Europe?246
Nostalgia, belonging and fear246
Cultural fundamentalism and Homo Xenophobicus247
Beyond identity politics?250
Community, difference and Heimat253
Europe: living on the ethnic faultlines257
The making of EuroCulture259
Europe as an unresolved issue261
Fortress Europe262
The Other within263

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