Rituals of Mediation

Rituals of Mediation

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A timely consideration of the meaning of transnational cultural interactions today. In an era of increasing globalization, the cultural and the international have borders as permeable as most nations'--and an understanding of one requires making sense of the other. Foregrounding the role of mediation--understood here as a site of representation, transformation, and pluralization--the authors engage two specific questions: How might we make theoretical and practical sense of transnational cultural interactions? And how are we to understand the ways in which the sites of mediation represent, transform, and remediate internationals? Accordingly, the authors consider international issues like security, development, political activism, and the war against terrorism through the lens of cultural practices such as traveling through airports, exhibiting art and photography, logging on to the Internet, and spinning news stories.Notes This essay has benefited greatly from the critical comments, readings, and suggestions provided by Martin ... A report by Oxfam on British media coverage of the 1984 famine in the Sa- hel region of northeastern Africa demonstrated that these photographs featured mother-and-child images more than any ... See George Alagiah, aquot;Hungry for the Truth, aquot; Guardian (Media Supplement), May 25, 1998.

Title:Rituals of Mediation
Author:François Debrix, Cynthia Weber
Publisher:U of Minnesota Press - 2003


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