Telemodernities: Television and transforming lives in Asia

Lewis, T, Martin, F and Sun, W 2016, Telemodernities: Television and transforming lives in Asia, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, United States.


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Title Telemodernities: Television and transforming lives in Asia
Author(s) Lewis, T
Martin, F
Sun, W
Year 2016
Publisher Duke University Press
Place of publication Durham, North Carolina, United States
Subjects Consumption and Everyday Life
Globalisation and Culture
Media Studies
Summary Yoga gurus on lifestyle cable channels targeting timepressured 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 lifestyleoriented popular factual television illuminates key aspects of late modernities in South and East Asia, offering insights not only into early twentyfirstcentury 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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Keyword(s) globalisation
media
South East Asia
new middle classes
consumption
consumerism
lifestyle
ISBN 9780822361886
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