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04/29/15 Bananas, Beaches and Bases How are bases gendered spaces? Soldiers & wives Maintain gender norms To maintain base community How does the normalcy of the military base in a local community rest on ideas about masculinity and femininity? British concern – Black soldiers with local white women Stop sending, sending black women, block into coastal side, hard to migrate, insult women in newspaper and their Make the base more visible What were some of the different ways that women were protesting on and around the base? In what ways were women essential to diplomacy? Marriage, men’s negotiation, hostessing, fashion – economic status McDonald’s in Beijing What is Yan’s Main Argument? Consuming American culture ”modern” culture, yet localization What attracts customers to the McDonald’s in Beijing? What do customers feel like they are consuming? What are the five ways that the Beijing McDonald’s represents a localized, Chinese
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Unformatted text preview: version of Americana? 1. Centered on Children as the primary customers 2. 05/20/15 1. What are some of the older models in international communication that Sreberny-Mohammadi is critical of? What is her critique? What are some examples? What does she suggest instead? a) Culture imperialism: not just one way flow b) Pluralism: global vs. local c) Triangular d) National e) What is her critique? 2. What does Morley mean by “reterritorialization”? What does this critique? What are some examples? How do race and class affect “reterritorialization”? a) Boundaries: not only physical, but also imagined communities (retrenchment/race class); that’s why the boundaries become really important 3. How does the Nancy by Night visually show what Shome argues? How does it differ? a)...
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