Media and the Global South: Narrative Territorialities, Cross-Cultural Currents (Hardcover)
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 postcoloniality.
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 chapters 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.
About the Author
Mehita Iqani is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research explores the multiple intersections between consumer culture and the media in relation to discourse, power, aspiration, identity, and global culture. She has a monograph forthcoming on the cultural politics of postconsumer waste.Fernando Resende is Associate Professor in Culture and Media Studies at the Federal Fluminense University (UFF) in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Primarily interested in the study of narratives of conflicts and diasporic movements, dealing with issues related to both physical and symbolic zones, his research focuses on theory and philosophy of communication; journalism; culture; comparative media and documentary studies; global south theory; critical cultural studies; and the impact of geopolitical discursive relations (narratives and conflicts) on the imaged geographies of East/West and, in particular, the imagination of Palestine and Africa by Brazil and England (19th and 20th centuries).