Locating Emerging Media
Edited by Ben Aslinger, Germaine Halegoua
To Be Published January 2nd 2014 by Routledge – 240 pages
Locating Emerging Media focuses on the tensions between the local and global in the design, distribution, and use of emerging media forms, building on scholarship on the cultural geography of new media networks and products and the relationships between the "global" and the "local." Authors consider new media practices, texts, services, software, policies, infrastructures, and design discourses that enrich existing relationships between creative industries and cultures of production, reception, and engagement. This consideration highlights the relationships between global and local perspectives and new media technologies and practices emerging within (and through) the geography and culture of particular places. Areas examined include East Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, South Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East. Through all is the recognition that what is new or emergent around the globe is unique in each locality.
"This volume is at the crest of a new wave within media studies. The approach of the authors is imaginative and carefully considered. The chapters open doors to topics that merit consideration by students, researchers, and media policymakers." -Philip Seib, University of Southern California, USA
Introduction: Toward a Global/Local Perspective in Emerging Media Ben Aslinger and Germaine Halegoua Part 1: Digital Policy 1. Surfing the Korean Wave: Digital Policy and the Internet in "Hallyu" Germaine Halegoua 2. Leapfrogging the Digital Divide Tracey Benson 3. Analyzing the Types and Roles of Implementers in ICT4D Initiatives Melissa Tully 4. The Global and the Local: Internet Regulation and Censorship in Turkey Bilge Yesil Part 2: Industry 5. The Case of "Malzak": Theorizing the Manufacture of "Local Product" in 1980s New Zealand Melanie Swalwell and Michael Davidson 6. Parallel Media Universes: Content, Infrastructure, and Institutional Strategy in the Localization of Marvel Comics Derek Johnson 7. Instructing and Constructing the Mobile Producer in the Nokia Trends Lab Ben Aslinger 8. Global Flows and the New Media in Ghana Seyram Avle Part 3: Texts 9. Celebrity-Generated-Content: Globalization, Bollywood and Social Media in India Saayan Chattopadhyay 10. New Media, Collapsed Boundaries, and Hybridized Identities in the Context of Contemporary Chile Kristin Sorensen 11. Mapping the Mediascape: The Politics of Chinese Software Art Chaz Evans 12. From Jamaica to di World!" Musical Identity in a Globally Networked Context Larissa Mann Part 4: Geographies 13. Fiji is not an Island: Converging Histories of the South Pacific’s (New) Media Capital Nicole Starosielski 14. Goodbye Brigadoon: Place, Power, and Identity in Glasgow’s Digital Media Village Kevin Sanson 15. Mapping G/local Trajectories Online: The Cultural Self-profiling of Migrant Youth Koen Leurs, Fadi Hirzalla, and Sandra Ponzanesi
Ben Aslinger is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Media Studies at Bentley University, USA.
Germaine Halegoua is Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, USA.