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 topics are produced and outlined in transnationally networked, media saturated environments, Circuits of Visibility offers 16 essays that jointly enhance a dialogue approximately sexual politics, media, know-how, and globalization. masking the net, tv, books, telecommunications, newspapers, and activist media paintings, the quantity directs targeted awareness to the ways that gender and sexuality matters are developed and mobilized around the globe. participants’ essays span diversified worldwide 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 international terrain on which sexuality is outlined, played, regulated, made noticeable, and skilled.

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As she put it, “I am a very ambitious woman. Even when I was a child I knew that I was going to become the biggest star in the Balkans.  . I’m happy that I’m earning the fruits of my effort and struggle. I like to show my femininity. ”2 35 This chapter explores the trajectory of Ceca’s ascent as a pop icon despite her clearly nationalist identification and political commitments. Ceca is a locally positioned star who manages both to exploit and to disavow her political entanglements, including the fact that she was arrested (and later released uncharged) in connection with the assassination of former Serb prime minister Zoran Djindic.

Other muhajibat made a point of the fact that Salma might not have the same positive reception internationally if she covered her hair and forsook her stylish clothes, and thus they decided that it is after all a part of her job to appear as she does. A resolutely modern princess—this is the image that is painted by these accounts I gathered from online chat rooms and interviews. It is important to note that some veiled women were very pragmatic when asked if the princess should wear the hijab.

13 A first lady might be criticized for overstepping the bounds of her position, as Hillary Clinton was during the first years of the Clinton presidency in the United States. However, that the first lady ought to have public presence seems to go unquestioned. 14 Although the women inhabiting these positions are increasingly well-trained and experienced professionals, when their professional activity is recounted in the 28 Susan Ossman domain of celebrity, it turns these into stylish accessories or dwells on aspects of their work that brought them closer to centers of fame and glamour.

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