Global Media Exam 2 Study Guide

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Global Media Exam #2 Study Guide Identity Project - cultural identity is not fixed but created and built upon. Imagination and representation of cultural identities using available resources (political, economic, technological, ideological). Think Appadurai and “Work of Imagination”. Global media provide variety of resources for creation of identity projects. More complex the resources more complex identities. Ex. Some people think national identity is given but Barker says they are so carefully built that people view it as natural Simunye! - South Africa had to build national identity during the 90s after the fall of apartheid so South African TV broadcaster reinvented itself and culture by changing its slogan to “Simunye!” which means “We are One”. Globalization and identity - critical analysis of globalization of TV to understand role of global media in creation of identity project Essentialism - Anti-essentialism - Public sphere theory in China - Debate on public sphere in China often reduced to stark dichotomy between old totalitarian model of communism in state and civil society v. idealized Western model of “free” civil society from state control. Berry says that Western idealization of “free” public space is too simplistic and that public spaces are multiple, varied, and produced by various configurations of external and internal powers Jia Zhanke’s Films on public spaces in China - Zhanke captures multiple spaces that focuses on marginalized like he does in his film In Public (2001). He indirectly criticizes the state through his documentaries or he compromises with the state Two Types of documentary films in China TV documentaries Independent documentaries Socialist v New Realist mode of TV documentaries in China - Socialist documentaries were usually expository with a narrator and emphasized the mass mobilized public. New Realist documentaries are now more spontaneous with handheld camera and focuses on human condition. Ex. Oriental Horizons shows people doing well in China through the humanist stories and experiences of people rather than state government voiceover propaganda Independent documentaries and “invisible dwellers” in China - Independent documentaries have moved toward making films about “invisible dwellers” in geographical and social margins of China such as Tibet, rural migrants in urban China, homeless scavengers, and the LGBT community.
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Difference between Western and Chinese documentaries - Independent Chinese documentaries are independent of the state while Independent American documentaries are independent of Hollywood Ien Ang and Watching Dallas - Ang says Dutch female audience not cultural dopes but active. Ang looks at role of melodrama and irony in global context and sees how viewers identified with Dallas in diverse ways Critique of Cultural Imperialism - Watching Dallas criticizes the top-down theories about cultural imperialism of American programming Two modes of audience pleasure Affective
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