Mediated Identities

Mediated Identities

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altIgMediated Identities is an empirical examination of how youth identity is negotiated in urban and rural spaces where cultural, economic, and political forces compete for the allegiance of the young consumer and worker. Rich with fieldwork on teens and television in India, Germany, South Africa, and the United States, the book provides a new direction for the critical discussion of youth agency. It questions young people as autonomous consumers and examines the interpellatory forces of media and market. The application of postcolonial theory produces an incisive analysis of television and other media consumption as part of a process that bolsters the neocolonial imperatives of globalization. Simultaneously, the book focuses on the opportunism on both sides of the equation, on youth particularly in developing economies and the industries that need their cheap labor. In such opportunistic contexts, altIgMediated Identities addresses ethical dilemmas and transformative possibilities.and 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003, Universal Pictures) should be seen as an ingenious strategy to combat piracy (aquot;Mutating: Hollywood Blockbusters, aquot; 2003), a significant problem when postproduction is outsourced to countries such as China and India. ... and featuring Roy Orbisona#39;s Pretty Woman) and The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003, Pathfinder Pictures and others; filmed in India, Canada, and Pakistan).

Title:Mediated Identities
Author:Divya C. McMillin
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2009


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