In search of boundaries : communication, nation-states and cultural identities / edited by Joseph M. Chan and Bryce T. McIntyre.

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Series: Advances in communication and culture: Publisher: Westport, Conn. ; Ablex, 2002.Description: xxvi, 317 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1567505708; 1567505716.Subject(s): BoundariesLooking glass | GlobalizationLooking glass | Group identityLooking glass | Mass mediaLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In this age of global communication, local identities and nation-states reassert themselves when cultural boundaries are dissolved and reconstructed. This collection of essays by noted scholars in many fields provides a wide range of theoretical approaches and empirical studies that, together, shed light on how local cultural identities resist the forces of globalization by virtue of tradition, transculturation, domestication and hybridization. Examining how people make sense of the world and their own identities as cultural and national boundaries are crossed, In Search of Boundaries transcends many traditional dichotomies between East and West and, more importantly, between tradition and modernity.

Interest in the study of boundaries has grown in sociology, anthropology, geography, and other social sciences, but it has not focused on communication processes. This book fills that void with a series of wide-ranging approaches, from the critical to the liberal, the empirical to the cultural, and the Occidental to the Oriental, and makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the increasingly global nature of nationality, culture, and identity.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vii)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xi)
  • Introduction (p. xiii)
  • I. Becoming Postmodern (p. 1)
  • 1. Transculturating Modernity: A Reinterpretation of Cultural Globalization (p. 3)
  • II. Dissolution of Boundaries (p. 19)
  • 2. The Unification of the World under the Signs of Mickey Mouse and Bruce Willis: The Supply and Demand Sides of American Popular Culture (p. 21)
  • 3. Consuming the Citizen: The New International Division of Cultural Labor and the Trade in Screen Texts (p. 34)
  • 4. Three Processes of Dissolving Boundaries: Internationalization, Marketization and Acculturation (p. 58)
  • 5. Dissolving Boundaries: The Electronic Newspaper as an Agent of Redefining Social Practices (p. 72)
  • 6. Asian On-line Newspapers and the Challenge to Professional, Personal and Political Boundaries (p. 95)
  • III. Reassertion of Boundaries (p. 109)
  • 7. Global Challenges and National Answers in the Information Age (p. 111)
  • 8. Urban Congregations of Capital and Communications: Redesigning Social and Spatial Boundaries (p. 129)
  • 9. Satellite Broadcasting as Trade Routes in the Sky (p. 146)
  • 10. Globalization Ltd.: Domestication at the Boundaries of Foreign Television News (p. 167)
  • 11. (Re)asserting National Television and National Identity Against the Global, Regional and Local Levels of World Television (p. 181)
  • 12. Restrictions on Foreign Ownership and National Sovereignty: Whose Issue Is It? (p. 207)
  • IV. Crossing Boundaries (p. 223)
  • 13. Disneyfying and Globalizing the Chinese Legend Mulan: A Study of Transculturation (p. 225)
  • 14. Mapping Transborder Imaginations (p. 249)
  • 15. Sweet Comrades: Historical Identities and Popular Culture (p. 264)
  • V. Getting Personal (p. 291)
  • 16. Globalization and Me: Thinking at the Boundary (p. 293)
  • Index (p. 309)
  • About the Contributors (p. 315)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

JOSEPH M. CHAN is a professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published widely on the subjects of international communication, political international communication, and the development of communications in Greater China.

BRYCE T. McINTYRE is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the author of several books on writing and reporting, including Advanced Newsgathering (Praeger, 1991).