Asian Video Cultures

Asian Video Cultures

In the Penumbra of the Global

  • Author: Neves, Joshua; Sarkar, Bhaskar
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822368915
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780822372547
  • Place of publication:  Durham , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2017
  • Month: November
  • Pages: 368
  • Language: English
The contributors to this volume theorize Asian video cultures in the context of social movements, market economies, and local popular cultures to complicate notions of the Asian experience of global media. Whether discussing video platforms in Japan and Indonesia, K-pop reception videos, amateur music videos circulated via microSD cards in India, or the censorship of Bollywood films in Nigeria, the essays trace the myriad ways Asian video reshapes media politics and aesthetic practices. While many influential commentators overlook, denounce, and trivialize Asian video, the contributors here show how it belongs to the shifting core of contemporary global media, thereby moving conversations about Asian media beyond static East-West imaginaries, residual Cold War mentalities, triumphalist declarations about resurgent Asias, and budding jingoisms. In so doing, they write Asia's vibrant media practices into the mainstream of global media and cultural theories while challenging and complicating hegemonic ideas about the global as well as digital media.

Contributors. Conerly Casey, Jenny Chio, Michelle Cho, Kay Dickinson, Bishnupriya Ghosh, Feng-Mei Heberer, Tzu-hui Celina Hung, Rahul Mukherjee, Joshua Neves, Bhaskar Sarkar, Nishant Shah, Abhigyan Singh, SV Srinivas, Marc Steinberg, Chia-chi Wu, Patricia Zimmerman
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I ​> ​Infrastructures
    • 1. Video Documentary and Rural Public Culture in Ethnic China
    • 2. EngageMedia: The Gado Gado Tactics of New Social Media in Indonesia
    • 3. Wei dianying and Xiao quexing: Technologies of “Small” and Trans-Chinese Screen Practices
    • 4. Converging Contents and Platforms: Niconico Video and Japan’s Media Mix Ecology
    • 5. In Access: Digital Video and the User
  • Part II ​> ​Intimacies
    • 6. MicroSD-ing “Mewati Videos”: Circulation and Regulation of a Subaltern-Popular Media Culture
    • 7. Documenting “Immigrant Brides” in Multicultural Taiwan
    • 8. Bollywood Banned and the Electrifying Palmasutra: Sensory Politics in Northern Nigeria
    • 9. The Asianization of Heimat: Ming Wong’s Asian German Video Works
  • Part III ​> ​Speculations
    • 10. Politics in the Age of YouTube: Degraded Images and Small-Screen Revolutions
    • 11. Pop Cosmopolitics and K-pop Video Culture
    • 12. Videation: Technological Intimacy and the Politics of Global Connection
    • 13. Staying Alive: Imphal’s HIV/AIDS (Digital) Video Culture
    • 14. “Everyone’s Property”: Video Copying, Poetry, and Revolution in Arab West Asia
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
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