Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media by Radha S. Hegde

By Radha S. Hegde

Circuits of Visibility explores transnational media environments as pathways to appreciate the gendered buildings and contradictions that underwrite globalization. monitoring the ways that gendered matters are produced and outlined in transnationally networked, media saturated environments, Circuits of Visibility provides 16 essays that jointly enhance a dialogue approximately sexual politics, media, expertise, and globalization. masking the web, tv, books, telecommunications, newspapers, and activist media paintings, the amount directs targeted awareness to the ways that gender and sexuality concerns are built and mobilized around the globe. individuals’ essays span varied international websites from Myanmar and Morocco to the Balkans, France, united states, and China, and canopy an in depth terrain from intake, aesthetics and whiteness to masculinity, transnational exertions, and cultural citizenship. Circuits of Visibility initiates an important dialog and political critique concerning the mediated worldwide terrain on which sexuality is outlined, played, regulated, made noticeable, and skilled.

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When the worlds appear to be harmonized, when a decision or a person seems to pass from one to another with ease, only then do the actual contradictions among these worlds with their very different criteria of judgment seem to disappear. It is this apparent calm that might be seen as the sign of a successful political rhetoric or advertising campaign, whereby a political figure, idea, or product seems to appeal simultaneously to the criteria of each of the three worlds, thereby not only reaching groups of people but also covering different ways in which a single individual might choose to judge a candidate, issue, or commodity.

Not just Western interest, also local ones are sometimes used against her.  . ” (Nataša, a Serb). These comments illustrate how nation and woman are superimposed, even as the woman is constructed as both victim and martyr.

In fact, there is not even a hint of the hair-covering middle ground adopted by such figures as Benazir Bhutto, with her slippery transparent headscarf. Instead of a hybrid image that “blends” traits associated with the West and the East, this princess has made the Moroccan caftan an important element of her signature style. Commenting on Princess Salma, a blogger wrote, She is frequently seen at state functions and royal banquets in sumptuously embroidered caftans. On other official occasions she dons beautifully constructed 31 Seeing Princess Salma Chanel and Valentino suits.

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