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Television, Globalization And Cultural Identities Chris A. Barker

Television, Globalization And Cultural Identities

Chris A. Barker

Published June 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780335199556
Hardcover
195 pages
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This introductory text examines issues of television and cultural identities in the context of globalisation. It is a wide-ranging volume, exploring many of the central cultural issues in contemporary cultural studies, such as media, globalisation,MoreThis introductory text examines issues of television and cultural identities in the context of globalisation. It is a wide-ranging volume, exploring many of the central cultural issues in contemporary cultural studies, such as media, globalisation, language, gender, ethnicity, cultural politics and identity - perhaps the topic of cultural studies over the past decade. At the core of the book are two critical arguments - that television is, a proliferating resource for the construction of cultural identity, and that cultural identity is not a fixed essential thing but a contingent social construction to which language is central.The book will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on television and cultural identities in the fields of cultural studies, communications, media studies and sociology, with a wider appeal to those with an interest in the television industry. Key concepts are introduced and explained for those new to cultural studies, whilst debates are extended and enriched for those already familiar with them. The text is well structured, links the vocabularies of media studies and cultural studies, and is supported by original case study material.