L. Shane Greene presents a theoretical overview of various situations – particularly their political, aesthetic, and media dimensions – that arose in the production of a book about the history of anarchism and punk rock during Peru’s war with the Maoist-inspired armed group known as the Shining Path.
Michael Curtin: “The Burdens of Official Aspiration: National Policy in the Age of Global Media”
UCSB’s Michael Curtin explores the implications of national cultural policy within the broader context of media globalization.
Faculty Profile: Ian Condry
Ian Condry’s research has taken him from underground genba hip-hop nightclubs to Tokyo anime studios, but his interest in Japan was sparked here, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Podcast: Christoph Lindner, “Amsterdam and New York: Transnational Photographic Exchange in the Era of Globalization”
Christoph Lindner on seeing Amsterdam through the lens of New York photographers enabled new and surprising perspectives on four key aspects of the city.
Comparative Media Insights: “Race, Rights, and Virtual Worlds: Digital Games as Spaces of Labor Migration”
If virtual world users’ claims to citizenship and sovereignty within those worlds are to be taken seriously, so too must the question of “gray collar” or semi-legal virtual laborers.
Dis/Locating Audience: Transnational Media Flows and the Online Circulation of East Asian Television Drama
In examining the flourishing online fandom around the circulation of East Asian television drama, however, the established models of transnational media audiences prove insufficient.
Podcast: Christina Klein, “The Case of Tekkon Kinkreet: Transnational, U.S.-Asian Cinema”
Anime, often considered a uniquely Japanese cinematic form, is no exception. This talk will explore one recent example of transnational anime: Tekkon Kinkreet, the first Japanese anime to be written and directed by Americans.