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Published: 31 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375340-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7534-0
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 12 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373902-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7390-2
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 12 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373902-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7390-2
... and Bengbu TV. Studies of Chinese television often betray an urban, technological, and class bias, ignoring formations of local media cultures below the scale of the province. This chapter addresses this analytical and methodological gap in conceptualizing Chinese mediascapes, discussing a range...
Book Chapter

By Eben Kirksey
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374800-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7480-0
... Florida is home to free-ranging rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta ). This chapter follows these wild animals from the national mediascape to the state legislature, from suburban enclaves and animal rescue facilities to Silver Springs State Park. Upward of 130 monkeys live along the Silver River...
Book Chapter

By Doron Galili
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009221-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0922-1
... identity are accompanied by heated cultural debates, typified by far- reaching declarations about the alteration of the entire mediascape. For example, ideas from the early 2000s about a single black box device that would allegedly unite and perform all of our media tasks find a parallel...
Published: 30 August 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005315-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0531-5
... as technoscapes and mediascapes produced out of the deterritorializing and disjunctive forces of global capital to create multiple imagined worlds constituted out of historically situated imagi- nations of persons and groups spread around the world in rapidly shifting ethnoscapes (Appadurai 1990).4...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009221-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0922-1
... transmission, so too did moving image transmission play a part in the his- tory of cinema. While the coming of animated photographs fundamentally changed the mediascape within which the slow emergence of moving image transmission took place, the early anticipatory discourses about moving im- age transmission...
Book Chapter

By Doron Galili
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009221-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0922-1
.... The model of two births thus suggests a process of distinction vis- à- vis the surrounding mediascape, in which a new medium transforms from being integrated among other media to possessing singular specific traits and in- stitutions. Granted, no medium ever severs all of its intermedial connec- tions...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005292-1
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0529-2
..., and I want to be very clear that I do not wish to denigrate or disrespect any aspect of the religion or its peoples but, instead, to chart the movement of an idea as it moves across the mediascape. A History of Sorts References to Mormon history and beliefs constantly bubble to the surface of con...
Published: 10 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012009-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1200-9
... of official moral acceptability can ex- pand (as they did with music in the 1980s), they can also expediently con- tract.12 The unpredictable outcomes associated with high- profile, morally transgressive participation in the transnational Iranian mediascape are, for 194 cOnclusiOn many women, a deterrent...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005292-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0529-2
... for polygamy. Indeed, the mediascape is fascinated by the fact that both Muslims and Mormons anticipate heavenly rewards for righ teous men meted out in the currency of desirable women. As a consequence, more than one mediated text refers to the Fundamental- ist Latter- day Saints as the American Taliban...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009221-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0922-1
... chapter six tinguishing classical film theories from the concern of contemporary film theorists. Whereas thinkers from the first decades of the twentieth century engaged questions about the essence and distinguishing features of cinema, the mediascape of the turn of the millennium rather raised questions...
Published: 27 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009085-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0908-5
... to institutions and through the relationships between these.43 As an analytic, polycultural civics avoids technological determin- ism by not confining the analy sis of participation to digital cultures or technologies alone, but instead identifying the kinds of participation that shifts in the mediascape may...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 06 March 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0922-1
.... First, actual experiments with television appara- tuses started some five decades after the initial conceptions of moving image transmission appeared, and in the midst of a profoundly altered mediascape dominated by new technologies and mass media practices. In this sense, the formation of television s...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009221-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0922-1
... influences of theater and literature, but also to reach beyond what cinematic technology could achieve. In the midst of a period of vast changes in the mediascape, Man with a Movie Camera was made with one eye on its own means of production and another already looking ahead at future media technologies...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007166-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0716-6
... to improvise and continually gen- erate new alliances and identities in order to navigate the city. Some observ- ers furthermore have theorized the power of new mediascapes and technol- ogies in shaping African cityscapes (Larkin 2004; Meyer 2015). Finally, the influence of religious forms and architectures...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005292-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0529-2
... as well as the many mediated stories that populate the mediascape. Boyd Packer and his denunciations of the enemies of the church feminists, homosexuals, and intellectuals demonstrate the conservative mind- set that leads this religion. Yet Packer s war on liberals and liberal- ism has become a meme...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005292-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0529-2
... practices that unfairly prohibit Mormon polygamists from living the American Dream. It is at times like these, they argue, that the polygamist must take matters into his own hands, and such agency in a postmillennial moment requires harnessing the mediascape. Writes Joe Darger in Love Times Three...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005292-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0529-2
... and normativity. There is no shortage of sexuality stories in the Mormon mediascape. These tales of Saints and sexual identity reveal complicated narratives about desire and selfhood that cut across and through the labels of sexual orienta- tion. Whether the focus is on latter- day virgins trying valiantly...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009221-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0922-1
.... First, actual experiments with television appara- tuses started some five decades after the initial conceptions of moving image transmission appeared, and in the midst of a profoundly altered mediascape dominated by new technologies and mass media practices. In this sense, the formation of television s...