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Media, Erotics, and Transnational Asia (Paperback): Purnima Mankekar, Louisa Schein
Media, Erotics, and Transnational Asia (Paperback): Purnima Mankekar, Louisa Schein

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Purnima Mankekar, Louisa Schein

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Drawing on methods and approaches from anthropology, media studies, film theory, and cultural studies, the contributors to Media, Erotics, and Transnational Asia examine how mediated eroticism and sexuality circulating across Asia and Asian diasporas both reflect and shape the social practices of their producers and consumers. The essays in this volume cover a wide geographic and thematic range, and combine rigorous textual analysis with empirical research into the production, circulation, and consumption of various forms of media. Judith Farquhar examines how health magazines serve as sources of both medical information and erotic titillation to readers in urban China. Tom Boellstorff analyzes how queer zines produced in Indonesia construct the relationship between same-sex desire and citizenship. Purnima Mankekar examines the rearticulation of commodity affect, erotics, and nation on Indian television. Louisa Schein describes how portrayals of Hmong women in videos shot in Laos create desires for the homeland among viewers in the diaspora. Taken together, the essays offer fresh insights into research on gender, erotics, media, and Asia transnationally conceived. Contributors. Anne Allison, Tom Boellstorff, Nicole Constable, Heather Dell, Judith Farquhar, Sarah L. Friedman, Martin F. Manalansan IV, Purnima Mankekar, Louisa Schein, Everett Yuehong Zhang

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Imprint: Duke University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2013
First published: February 2013
Editors: Purnima Mankekar • Louisa Schein
Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 392
ISBN-13: 978-0-8223-4577-0
Barcode: 9780822345770
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Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Media studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships > Sexual relations
LSN: 0-8223-4577-3

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