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Place, Power, Media

Mediated Responses to Globalization

Edited By Divya McMillin, Joost de Bruin and Jo Smith

Place, Power, Media: Mediated Responses to Globalization is a compelling, interdisciplinary exploration of how media practices and communication rituals are connected to larger economic, social, and political processes in a globalizing world. Through a rich variety of media texts, authors examine how daily, mundane, and interpersonal processes help shape ‘our’ place in the world, a placement that is integrally connected to social relations at the global level. Denoting a sense of geography as well as demarcating diverse social positionings, place is understood as the result of historical and contemporary discourses occurring on a range of scales and within different cultural, aesthetic, and political contexts. The authors argue that the construction, restoration, configuration, and representation of place is an important project at multiple levels; what meanings are derived from it, what meanings are infused, who the key players are, what power struggles are inherent—these issues offer rich areas of study for global media scholars interested in the place-making powers of media.

List of Figures – Divya McMillin/Joost de Bruin/Jo Smith: Introduction: Place, Power, Media – Section One: Place Making in the Globalizing City – Linda Jean Kenix: Authenticity and Participation as a Radicalized Tourist Place in Post-earthquake Christchurch – Divya McMillin: Citizen Media and Civic Engagement in Globalizing  – Carol-Mei Barker: Shanghai’s Migrant Bodies and Global Spaces: Zhao Dayong’s Street Life (2006) – Section Two: Indigenous Place Making through Media Production and Performance – Jo Smith: Pluralizing Notions of Place through Māori Food TV – Danica Sterud Miller/Puyallup Nation: Anishinaabe Storytelling and the Federal Narrative in Louise Erdrich’s Tracks – Oli Wilson: Revisiting Place and Identity in Indigenous Popular Music: Lokal Stylistic Frameworks in Papua New Guinea – Kimbra L. Smith: ‘Not Alone in the World’: Global Audiences-as-Actors in the Decolonization Process of a Coastal Ecuadorian Indigenous Community – Section Three: Challenging Representations of Place through Media Criticism – Joanne Clarke Dillman: Encountering Nigeria through Mediated Close Encounters: Amina Lawal, Isioma Daniel, and the Miss WorldPageant of 2002 – Athena Elafros: It’s the ‘Great White North’: Nationalism, Identity and Place in Canadian Hip Hop – Joost de Bruin: A New Zealand Television Soap in Fiji: Out of Time, But Firmly in Place – Kristin Shamas: Media Invisibility and a South Lebanese Village – Contributor Biographies.