Mehita Iqani, Fernando Resende
March 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138595521 - CAT# K387318
Series: Literary Cultures of the Global South
What does the notion of the "global south" mean to media studies today?
This book interrogates the possibilities of global thinking from the South in the field of media, communication and cultural studies. Through lenses of millennial media cultures, it refocuses the praxis of the Global South in relation to the established ideas of globalization, development and conditions of post-coloniality.
Bringing together original empirical work from media scholars from across the Global South, the volume highlights how contemporary thinking about the region as theoretical framework — an emerging area of theory in its own right — is incomplete without due consideration being placed on narrative forms, both analogue and digital, traditional and sub-cultural. From news to music cultures, from journalism to visual culture, from screen forms to culture-jamming, the essays in the volume explore contemporary popular forms of communication as manifested in diverse global south contexts.
A significant contribution to cultural theory and communications research, this book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of media and culture studies, literary and critical theory, digital humanities, science and technology studies, and sociology and social anthropology.
1. Theorising Media in and across the Global South: Narrative as Territory, Culture as Flow
Mehita Iqani and Fernando Resende
2. Imaginaries of the North and South in Three Egyptian Plays
3. They are like Us: Race, Porn and Viewing Patterns in South Africa
Yolo Siyabonga Koba
4. Popular Culture, New Femininities and Subjectivities: Reading Nairobi Diaries
5. Cartographies of Brazilian Popular and "Peripheral" Music on YouTube: The Case of Passinho Dance-Off
Simone Pereira de Sá
6. Cuir Visualities, Survival Imaginaries
Rían Lozano de la Pola
7. Risking Images: The Political and Subjective Production of Images in Brazil’s 2013 Mass Protests
8. Journalism Cultures in Egypt and Lebanon: Role Perception, Professional Practices and Ethical Considerations
9. Concrete Poetry in Brazil and Germany: The Avant-garde Reviews History through New Media
10. Between Remembering and Forgetting: Memory, Culture and the Nostalgia Market
Ana Goulart Ribeiro
11. The Struggle over Narratives: Palestine as Metaphor for Imagined Spatialities
12. Helper and Threat: How the Mediation of Africa-China Relations Complicates the Idea of the Global South
Cobus van Staden