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Circuits of Visibility explores transnational media environments as pathways to understand the gendered constructions and contradictions that underwrite globalization. Tracking the ways in which gendered subjects are produced and defined in transnationally networked, media saturated environments, Circuits of Visibility presents sixteen essays that collectively advance a discussion about sexual politics, media, technology, and globalization.

Covering the internet, television, books, telecommunications, newspapers, and activist media work, the volume directs focused attention to the ways in which gender and sexuality issues are constructed and mobilized across the globe. Contributors' essays span diverse global sites from Myanmar and Morocco to the Balkans, France, U.S., and China, and cover an extensive terrain from consumption, aesthetics and whiteness to masculinity, transnational labor, and cultural citizenship. Circuits of Visibility initiates a necessary conversation and political critique about the mediated global terrain on which sexuality is defined, performed, regulated, made visible, and experienced.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. PART I: Configuring Visibilities
  2. p. 19
  1. 1. Seeing Princess Salma: Transparency and Transnational Intimacies
  2. pp. 21-34
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  1. 2. Constructing Transnational Divas: Gendered Productions of Balkan Turbo-folk Music
  2. pp. 35-52
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  1. 3. The Gendered Face of Latinidad: Global Circulation of Hybridity
  2. pp. 53-67
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  1. 4. E-Race-ing Color: Gender and Transnational Visual Economies of Beauty in India
  2. pp. 68-86
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  1. PART II: Contesting Ideologies
  2. p. 87
  1. 5. Gendered Blueprints: Transnational Masculinities in Muslim Televangelist Cultures
  2. pp. 89-102
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  1. 6. Transnational Media Wars over Sex Trafficking: Abolishing the “New Slave Trade” or the New Nativism?
  2. pp. 103-123
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  1. 7. “Recycling” Heroines in France: Coutured Identities and Invisible Transitions
  2. pp. 124-139
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  1. 8. Celebrity Travels: Media Spectacles and the Construction of a Transnational Politics of Care
  2. pp. 140-156
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  1. PART III: Capital Trails
  2. p. 157
  1. 9. Objects of Knowledge, Subjects of Consumption: Persian Carpets and the Gendered Politics of Transnational Knowledge
  2. pp. 159-177
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  1. 10. Spaces of Exception: Violence, Technology, and the Transgressive Gendered Body in India’s Global Call Centers
  2. pp. 178-195
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  1. 11. Maid as Metaphor: Dagongmei and a New Pathway to Chinese Transnational Capital
  2. pp. 196-211
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  1. 12. Dial “C” for Culture: Telecommunications, Gender, and the Filipino Transnational Migrant Market
  2. pp. 212-228
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  1. PART IV: Technologies of Control
  2. p. 229
  1. 13. Digital Cosmopolitanisms: The Gendered Visual Culture of Human Rights Activism
  2. pp. 231-249
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  1. 14. Doing Cultural Citizenship in the Global Media Hub: Illiberal Pragmatics and Lesbian Consumption Practices in Singapore
  2. pp. 250-267
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  1. 15. Gendering Cyberspace: Transnational Mappings and Uyghur Diasporic Politics
  2. pp. 268-283
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  1. 16. Ladies and Gentlemen, Boyahs and Girls: Uploading Transnational Queer Subjectivities in the United Arab Emirates
  2. pp. 284-302
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 303-307
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-317
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814744680
Print ISBN
9780814737309
MARC Record
OCLC
744354014
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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