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Imagining the Global: Transnational Media and Popular Culture Beyond East and West

Based on a series of case studies of globally distributed media and their reception in different parts of the world, Imagining the Global reflects on what contemporary global culture can teach us about transnational cultural dynamics in the 21st century. It also explores how individuals’ consumption of global media shapes their imagination of both faraway places and of their own local lives. Chosen for their continuing influence, historical relationships, and different geopolitical positions, the case sites of France, Japan and the United States provide opportunities to move beyond common dichotomies between East and West, or U.S. and “the rest.” The book’s translocal multisited approach helps deconstruct the role of the U.S. as the most significant global producer and representative of... Show More
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