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The conclusion summarizes some of the central themes and major findings of this book, addressing key questions raised by the case studies. How does the impact and evolution of lifestyle TV in these sites speak to changing relationships between popular media, audiences, and social, moral, and political engagement? What kinds of mediated civic spaces are emerging in postcolonial, postsocialist, and post–economic miracle Asian nation-states grappling with the potentials and challenges of commercial global media? Returning to our multiple modernities framework, this chapter asks how developments in these rapidly shifting and emerging media spaces—marked by very different speeds and experiences of modernity—might speak back to and transform conventional understandings of the mediated relations between social identities, politics, and citizenship.

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