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Consumption, media and the Global South : aspiration contested

Author: Mehita Iqani
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What does consumption in the global south signify, and how are its complexities communicated in media discourses? This book looks at the media representation of consumer culture in Africa, China,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mehita Iqani
ISBN: 9781137390127 1137390123
OCLC Number: 915494952
Description: xiv, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Mediation Of Global South Consumption 2. Globalization, Consumption And Power: Why Media Matter 3. Slum Tourism And The Consumption Of Poverty In Tripadvisor Reviews: The Cases Of Langa, Dharavi And Santa Marta 4. New Yuppies? Documentary Film Representations Of Middle Class Consumer Lifestyles In China And South Africa 5. Allegations Of Consumption: Wealth And Luxury In News Reports Of Corruption In South Africa And India 6. Celebrity Skin: Race, Gender And The Politics Of Feminine Beauty In Celebrity Selfies 7. Contesting Aspiration: Equality, Empowerment And Media Narratives About Consumption
Responsibility: Mehita Iqani, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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"Consumption, Media and the Global South makes a distinctive contribution to understanding contemporary consumption. Iqani reveals innovative insights into aspects of the transnational global south. Read more...

 
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