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The Artifice of Reality in East Asia

Michael Keane, Anthony Fung, and Albert Moran

in New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098206
eISBN:
9789882207219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098206.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the influence of reality-television formats in East Asia and looks at how they function as alternative models of program investment and production. While reality television is a ... More


Machinic Sutures: Twenty-First-Century Technologies of Beauty

Bernadette Wegenstein

in The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232678
eISBN:
9780262301114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232678.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Machinic suture refers to the operations through which the true self can be transformed into a desired human body through augmented realities. This chapter attempts to thematically connect an ... More


The life not ours to live

Anthony Curtis Adler

in Celebricities: Media Culture and the Phenomenology of Gadget Commodity Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270798
eISBN:
9780823270842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270798.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter seeks to understand televisionary existence, with its complex schedule of moods, as the rhythmic organization of a life, indeed a multiplicity of lives that are not ours to live and yet ... More


From Barbie Doll to the Korean Wave

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

China was integrated into a global market economically as well as culturally. It is exposed to the influence of the omnipresent beauty ideals and consumer culture in the west. The rapid increase of ... More


Living in Fear

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623990
eISBN:
9780748653614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623990.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With the decline in cinema attendance in the early 2000s eerily mimicking the same pattern in the early 1950s, television programs have become a new and potent source of noir. From CSI to Law and ... More


Television/Gadget

Anthony Curtis Adler

in Celebricities: Media Culture and the Phenomenology of Gadget Commodity Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270798
eISBN:
9780823270842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270798.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

It’s bicycle repairman…; Dialectica gizmotica; The Trojan horse; The personal computer; Terror-vision; The Joker; Gigi Nip/Tuck; The Following; The Ring; House; Disjecta membra; Dexteri; Boogie ... More


Masculinity and Popular Television

Rebecca Feasey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627974
eISBN:
9780748651184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627974.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The author of this book reads the depiction of masculinity in the soap opera, homosexuality in the situation comedy, fatherhood in prime-time animation, emerging manhood in the supernatural teen ... More


A Struggle for Identity

Pallabi Chakravorty

in This is How We Dance Now!: Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199477760
eISBN:
9780199091102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477760.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This concluding chapter reflects on the heated debates surrounding westernization, middle-class respectability, sexuality, and exploitation of women and children that form around dance reality shows. ... More


This is How We Dance Now!: Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows

Pallabi Chakravorty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199477760
eISBN:
9780199091102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477760.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

How is cosmopolitan modernity performed in a liberalizing India? From the spectacular celebrity culture of dance television reality shows and Bollywood films to dance-making in the movie and TV ... More


Tears, Talk, and Play: A Window to Gender and Sexuality on Tamil Television

Uma Vangal

in Channeling Cultures: Television Studies from India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092056
eISBN:
9780199082889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092056.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Tamil television lends itself to some interesting initiatives in gender empowerment through its programming in 3 categories – fiction, reality, and talent shows. This chapter provides a glimpse into ... More


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