Media and Power in International Contexts: Perspectives on Agency and Identity Vol: 16

Apryl Williams
Susquehanna University, USA

Ruth Tsuria
Seton Hall University, USA

Laura Robinson
Santa Clara University, USA

Product Details
12 Nov 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
192 pages - 152 x 229mm
Studies in Media and Communications
This special volume of Emerald Studies in Media and Communications is entitled Media and Power in International Contexts: Perspectives on Agency and Identity. Scholars of communication, media studies, sociology, and cultural studies come together to examine axioms of power at play across different forms of cultural production. Contributing to these fields, the volume highlights the value of interdisciplinary work and international perspectives to enrich our understandings of agency and identity vis-a-vis key case studies of media consumption and production. 

International contributions shed new light on the complex ways in which media reinforce and reflect power in different societal and national arenas. The result is a rich interdisciplinary and multi-method exploration of how power is conceptualized and realized through a variety of hegemonic and discursive practices. The authors’ analysis of critical case studies makes important progress towards closing theoretical gaps concerning the study of the complex relationships between media and gender, race, ethnicity, and national identity. In so doing, the volume contributes phenomenological and epistemic knowledge of media and power across disciplines and societal contexts.
Introduction. Media as Power Formations in Digital Cultures; Apryl Williams, Ruth Tsuria, Laura Robinson, and Aneka Khilnani 
Chapter 1. Power and Representation: Activist Standing in Broadcast News, 1970-2012; Deana Rohlinger, Rebecca A. Redmond, Haley Gentile, Tara Stamm, and Alexandra Olsen 
Chapter 2. Learning from a "Teachable Moment": The Henry Louis Gates Arrest as Media Spectacle and Theorizing Colorblind Racism; Jason A. Smith 
Chapter 3. Economically Challenged but Academically Focused: The Low-Income Chinese Immigrant Families' Acculturation, Parental Involvement, and Parental Mediation; Melissa M. Yang 
Chapter 4. The Globalization of Facebook: Facebook's Penetration in Developed and Developing Countries; Naziat Choudhury 
Chapter 5. Hybridizing National Identity: Reflections on the Media Consumption of Middle-Class Catholic Women in Urban India; Marissa Joanna Doshi 
Chapter 6. Reading a Complex Latina Stereotype: An Analysis of Modern Family's Gloria Pritchett, Intersectionality, and Audiences; Adolfo R. Mora 
Chapter 7. Manifestations and Contestations of Hegemony in Video Gaming by Immigrant Youth in Norway; Carol Azungi Dralega and Hilde G. Corneliussen
Apryl A. Williams earned her PhD from the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University. She is an Assistant Professor at Susquehanna University, as well as a Research Associate at the Center on Conflict and Development, a member of the USAID Higher Education Solutions Network.
Ruth Tsuria (@realDrRuth) is an Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University College of Communication and the Arts, has earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University Department of Communication. She is currently working on her first book Holy Women, Pious Sex, Sanctified Internet: Exploring Jewish Online Discourse on Gender and Sexuality.
Laura Robinson is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University. She earned her PhD from UCLA, where she held a Mellon Fellowship in Latin American Studies and received a Bourse d’Accueil at the École Normale Supérieure.

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