Contesting the Frontiers

Media and Dimensions of Identity

This book discusses the fashionable concept of identity in present-day hybridized mediascapes caracterized by ‘cultural mixes’. The ten articles present a variety of perspectives, some quite unorthodox. The main focus is on identity as it is discussed and debated by researchers in the Nordic countries, but some contributions lead us to Latin America and Africa, as well. To a certain degree, all the contributors advocate the return of place – or, rather, glocal elements in culture – in identity as it is reflected in the media.

Innehåll

Preface

Ullamaija Kivikuru

Introduction. The Puzzling Concept of Identity

Ullamaija Kivikuru

Public Spaces, Historical Times and Media Modernities. Media and Historical Spaces

Jan Ekecrantz

Identity and the Politics of Recognition in the Information Age

Rousiley Celi Moreira Maia

Contested Meanings. Audience Studies and the Concept of Cultural Identity

André Jansson

Minorities, Multiculturalism and Theories of Public Service

Christian Christensen

Gauchos Going Global. A Critical Assessment of Cultural Globalization

Thomas Tufte

Communication Competence in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Link to Democracy or Identity-Building?

Ullamaija Kivikuru

Space and Politics of Identity. Imaginary Landscapes and Ideological Reproduction of ‘We’

Inka Moring

Staging Journalism: Professional Identity and Roles of Journalists in Social Changes

Maarja Lõhmus

From Talking Heads to Walking Bodies. Challenging the Masculinity of the News

Sanna Ojajärvi

Tracing the National ‘Us’ from TV Talk

Sanna Valtonen

About the Authors

Utgivare: 
Nordicom
Publicerad: 
2001-03
Sidantal: 
244
ISBN: 
91-89471-08-3
ISSN: 
1650-5131
Språk: 
Engelska
Format: 
Tryckt, PDF
Serie: 
Nordicom bokserie
250,00 kr
25,00 EUR