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Spaces of Identity
Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries

ISBN 9780415095976
Published August 16, 1995 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

We are living through a time when old identities - nation, culture and gender are melting down. Spaces of Identity examines the ways in which collective cultural identities are being reshaped under conditions of a post-modern geography and a communications environment of cable and satellite broadcasting. To address current problems of identity, the authors look at contemporary politics between Europe and its most significant others: America; Islam and the Orient. They show that it's against these places that Europe's own identity has been and is now being defined. A stimulating account of the complex and contradictory nature of contemporary cultural identities.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Globalisation As Identity Crisis; Chapter 2 Reimagined Communities?; Chapter 3 Culture, Community and Identity; Chapter 4 Euroculture; Chapter 5 No Place Like Heimat; Chapter 6 Tradition And Translation; Chapter 7 Under Western Eyes; Chapter 8 Techno-Orientalism, Japanpanic; Chapter 9 The Politics Of Silence; Chapter 10 The End of What?;

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David Morley is Reader in Communication Studies at Goldsmiths' College, London.,
Kevin Robins is Reader in Cultural Geography and a Researcher at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.