Mediated Identities: Youth, Agency and Globalization
2009, Peter Lang Publishing
Mediated 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, Mediated Identities addresses ethical dilemmas and transformative possibilities.
International Media Studies
2007, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
International Media Studies is a bold introduction to the field that focuses on a de-centering of media epistemology to represent a more thorough world-view.
- A comprehensive textbook exploring the current state of media studies as it is being practised across the world
- Takes discussions about media studies beyond other textbooks, by situating the subject firmly in an international context appropriate to the globalized, 21st century
- Surveys our reception of a wide variety of media content and formats including television, magazines, fiction, newspapers, and popular music
- Considers both theoretical and much-needed ethnographic perspectives on media studies
- Showcases global and local media patterns in a variety of countries around the world, including examples from Asia, Africa, and Latin America