1st Edition

Border Crossings and Mobilities on Screen

Edited By Ruxandra Trandafoiu Copyright 2022
    238 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Border Crossings and Mobilities on Screen explores the movement, fluidity and change characterizing contemporary life, as represented on screen media, from mobile devices, to television, film, computers, video art and advertising displays.

    People have never moved around more, and increasingly migration and mobility has come to shape both our understandings of ourselves, and the ways in which we interpret and mediate the world we live in. As people move, media plays a key role in shaping and reshaping identity and belonging, opening the doors to transnational and transcultural participation. Drawing on screen media case studies from around the world, this book demonstrates how screen mobilities reconfigure notions of space, place, network and border regimes. The increasing ease of consumption and production of media has allowed for an unprecedented fluidity and mobility of class, gender, sexuality, nation and transnation, individual freedoms and aspirations. Putting people at the core of the book, this book shows the many ways in which people are using screen media to create identity, participation and meaning. The rich picture built up over the many chapters of this interdisciplinary volume raise important questions about the nature of contemporary media experiences.

    At a time of great change in the ways in which people move and connect with each other, this book provides an important global snapshot for researchers across the fields of media, communication and screen studies; sociology of communication; global studies and transnationalism; cultural studies; culture and identity; digital cultures; travel, tourism and place.

    Introduction, Ruxandra Trandafoiu  PART I – Border Crossings  Chapter 1: Mobility and Transnational Relationships in Alternative Media Discourse: Migration Actors, Objects and Emotions on the Road, Irina Diana Mădroane and Adina Baya  Chapter 2: Physical, affective and symbolic immobility in the videos made by Sub-Saharan migrants at the EU external borders in Northern Africa, Miguel Fernández Labayen and Irene Gutiérrez  Chapter 3: Orientalism, Deterritorialization and the Universe of Refugees in the Brazilian Telenovela: The Case of Orphans of a Nation, Andreza Patricia Almeida dos Santos and Lucas Martins Néia  Chapter 4: Representing diversity during COVID-19: minority and migrant communities in UK television news, Maria Kyriakidou, Marina Morani and Lizzy Willmington   Chapter 5: Transnational Queer Screen Mobilities: Quick Media Application, Home, Love and Sex Online, Ahmet Atay  PART II – Transnational Encounters  Chapter 6: Global Service, Transnational Stories: Streaming Privileged and Precarious Mobility in Netflix’s Original Films, Christopher Meir  Chapter 7: Going Viral: YouTube, Village Life and Digital Cultures in South India, Srikanth Nayaka and V. Vamshi Krishna Reddy   Chapter 8: Reimagining Pastoral Life in China: Rural Microcelebrities on YouTube, Shaohua Guo  Chapter 9: Remixing Transcultural Mobilities on Screen: Remapping Europe, A Remix Project, Lora Markova  PART III – Connections and Dislocations  Chapter 10: Mobility, place and geographic filming in South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Khumbulekhaya. Giving meaning to apartheid and post-apartheid dislocation(s) of the South African black people, Nkululeko Sibanda  Chapter 11: Traversing the Urban Sitcom: The Narrative Trope of Transport and Urban Sociality in NBC’s ‘Must-See TV’ Sitcoms, Jennifer Hessler  Chapter 12: Televised Stations in Italy: The Visualisation of Mobility on Transportation Hubs Video Networks, Emiliano Rossi  Chapter 13: Booktubing and Bookstagraming: The Boundary Spanning and Disembedded Nostalgia of Shelfies, Ruxandra Trandafoiu   PART IV – Symbolic Geographies  Chapter 14: Entertainment Mobilisation: Nordic Noir fans and screen tourism, Annette Hill and Koko Kondo  Chapter 15: Mobility as a Distinctive Practice: Van Life Lifestyle and Personal Media, Andreja Trdina and Dejan Jontes  Chapter 16: The Augmented Reality of Tourist Places: Strolling into Singapore’s Heritages, Christian S. Ritter  Chapter 17: Amateur Film Tourism: Crafting Engaging Images of Holidays, Ryan Shand


    Ruxandra Trandafoiu is Reader in Communication, Department of Creative Arts, Edge Hill University, UK.