Media Consumption and Everyday Life in Asia
Edited by Youna Kim
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Media Consumption and Everyday Life in Asia by Youna Kim
Book DescriptionThis book explores people's everyday experience of the media in Asian countries in confrontation with huge social change and transition and the need to understand this phenomenon as it intersects with the media. It argues for the centrality of the media to Asian transformations in the era of globalization. The profusion of the media today, with new imaginations, new choices and contradictions, generates a critical condition for reflexivity engaging everyday people to have a resource for the learning of self, culture and society in a new light. Media culture is creating new connections, new desires and threats, and the identities of people are being reworked at individual, national, regional and global levels. Within historically specific social conditions and contexts of the everyday, the chapters seek to provide a diversity of experiences and understandings of the place of the media in different Asian locations. This book considers the emerging consequences of media consumption in people's everyday life at a time when the political, socio-economic and cultural forces by which the media operate are rapidly globalizing in Asia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415962452
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Youna Kim
Transnational Migration, Media and Identity of Asian Women, Paperback (May 2013)
Addressing the unstudied nature of diaspora among young Korean, Japanese and Chinese women living and studying in the West, this book explores key questions within their particular socio-economic and cultural contexts, including the contradictions of cosmopolitan identity formation.
Women and the Media in Asia, Hardback (May 2012)View all books by Youna Kim
At a time of significant change in the precarious world of female individualization, this collection explores such phenomena by critically incorporating the parameters of popular media culture into the overarching paradigm of gender relations, economics and politics of everyday life.
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Author Biography - Youna Kim
Youna Kim is Associate Professor of Global Communications at the American University of Paris and is the author of Women, Television and Everyday Life in Korea: Journeys of Hope (Routledge, 2005).
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