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Rogue Flows: Trans-Asian Cultural Traffic [Hardcover]

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This volume brings together some of the best and most knowledgeable writers on consumption and cultural theory to chart the under-explored field of intra-regional cultural flows and consumption in Asia, and the importance of these in constituting contemporary Asian national identities. It offers innovative possibilities for envisioning how intra-Asian cultural traffic of popular and consumer culture--such as TV, music, film, advertising and commodities--has produced a new mode of cross-cultural fertilization within Asian societies. The book is unique in its investigation of how "Asianness" is being exploited by Asian transnational cultural industries, and how it is enmeshed in the new relations of power in the region. It forges a theoretical shift in the study of cultural globalization by attending to the dialogue, rivalry, and domination between non-Western modernities. The material is ethnographically rich with examples from a range of cultural fields such as television, leisure sites, performance, music, and fashion.

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Studio: Hong Kong University Press
Pages   270
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2004
Publisher   Hong Kong University Press
ISBN  9622096980  
ISBN13  9789622096981  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Koichi Iwabuchi is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Waseda University in Tokyo. For many years he was a reporter and producer for Nippon Television Network Corporation (ntv).

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1Books > Subjects > History > Asia > General
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Customs & Traditions
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World Flattening Agents: Trans-Asian Cultural Flows  Jan 27, 2007
This is a good book for gathering information on the impact of trans-national cultural media.

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