Asian Media Studies: Politics of Subjectivities
November 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Moving In, Moving Out: Transnational Flows.
Part II: Moving Backward, Moving Forward: Histories And Politics.
Part III: Moving Between: Formations Of Audiences And Subjectivities
Siew Keng Chua is Professor of Communication Studies at the Auckland University of Technology. Her work in the fields of Asian media, gender studies, and cultural studies has been published in The Journal of International Communication, Jump Cut, and Cinemaya.
- Covers the key areas of research in Asian media studies, from textual reading, through policy studies, to audience/reception studies.
- Features engaging examples, including Singapore TV news and advertising, Hong Kong nostalgia, sexuality in Malaysian film, VCD technology, and queer communities in Taiwan.
- Explores media globalization in Singapore, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, China, and Japan.
- Contributors are from a younger generation of Asian-born scholars of different backgrounds (indigenous, subaltern, diasporic, and others), who make up the “second wave” of critical Asian media studies.
--Chin-Chuan Lee, City University of Hong Kong
"This book represents a coming of age of critical media studies in Asia, and about Asia. Written by Asian authors who are attuned to the hegemonic power of both Western media and Western paradigms of media studies, this collection of essays outlays the complex landscape of Asian media scholarship in one of the most dynamic regions in the world today. What we find is that there are many Asias, shaped by the intersections of power and subordination, pessimism and optimism, hope and despair."
--Ien Ang, University of Western Sydney
"The mediascapes of Asia are among the most dynamic and exciting in the world right now, and the most politically vital. This absorbing collection does much more than explore the profound changes occurring in the region as transnational media flows intensify, different modes of historical and political consciousness form, and new subjective realities take shape. In doing all this with acuity and flair, it revitalizes media studies."
--Meaghan Morris, Lingnan University