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 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.
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)