Telemodernities: Television and Transforming Lives in Asia

Duke University Press
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Yoga gurus on lifestyle cable channels targeting time-pressured Indian urbanites; Chinese dating shows promoting competitive individualism; Taiwanese domestic makeover formats combining feng shui with life planning advice: Asian TV screens are increasingly home to a wild proliferation of popular factual programs providing lifestyle guidance to viewers. In Telemodernities Tania Lewis, Fran Martin, and Wanning Sun demonstrate how lifestyle-oriented popular factual television illuminates key aspects of late modernities in South and East Asia, offering insights not only into early twenty-first-century media cultures but also into wider developments in the nature of public and private life, identity, citizenship, and social engagement. Drawing on extensive interviews with television industry professionals and audiences across China, India, Taiwan, and Singapore, Telemodernities uses popular lifestyle television as a tool to help us understand emergent forms of identity, sociality, and capitalist modernity in Asia.
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About the author

Tania Lewis is Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of Research in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University (Melbourne).

Fran Martin is Associate Professor and Reader in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne.

Wanning Sun is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Technology Sydney.
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Publisher
Duke University Press
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Published on
Aug 12, 2016
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Pages
328
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ISBN
9780822373902
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Asia / China
Performing Arts / Television / History & Criticism
Social Science / Popular Culture
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This content is DRM protected.
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