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Bracketing Home: The Asian Century

Bracketing Home: The Asian Century

Given the complex realities of home and the persistent simplification in its imagination during what many have dubbed the "Asian Century," Yiu Fai Chow, Sonja van Wichelen, and Jeroen de Kloet want to bracket home just as we hyphenate identity.
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Documenting Hitch

July 2, 2015
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Documenting Hitch

Richard Hewett gorges on recent Hitchcock-ography and finds it lean on original insights — beyond further evidence of Hitch’s exercise of control, even from the grave.
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The Discursive Asianization of Hungary

The Discursive Asianization of Hungary

Chris Moreh explains how the need to take up the challenge posed by rapid economic growth in Asia has aided the resurrection of national imaginaries of an Asian origin in the Central European country of Hungary.
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Pacifica Radio’s From the Vault

Pacifica Radio’s <em>From the Vault</em>

Brian DeShazor discusses the origins of Pacifica Radio and the archival radio series, "From the Vault." The Pacifica Radio Archives was established in 1971 to house a collection of over 60,000 reel-to-reel tapes, representing the last half of the 20th century as experienced and reported on by Pacifica Radio.
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“A Torn and Wrinkled Page On a Dirt Road”: Memories of Pornography as Somatic Archives

“A Torn and Wrinkled Page On a Dirt Road”: Memories of Pornography as Somatic Archives

Katariina Kyrölä on somatic archives, memories of porn use in Finland, and the notion of the archive in the context of queer theory, porn studies, and media studies.
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Podagogy, a Word I Didn’t Make Up

June 25, 2015
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Podagogy, a Word I Didn’t Make Up

Neil Verma explores the different uses of collective listening in public events and in the classroom, reflecting on a recent experience teaching podcast studies to undergraduates.
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Teaching Radio’s History

Teaching Radio’s History

Bruce Lenthall discusses the challenges and opportunities of teaching radio history to a generation of students for whom even the metaphors we often use to think about radio's early history no longer resonate.
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Ongoing 3.11 Disaster and Recovery and Japan’s Mediascape

Ongoing 3.11 Disaster and Recovery and Japan’s Mediascape

Rayna Denison and Hiroko Furukawa analyze how Japan’s fiction media producers have responded to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 with a discourse of trauma, healing, and recovery in media ranging from manga to anime and film.
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Making an Exit, Coming Home: Israeli Television Creators in a Global-Aiming Industry

June 18, 2015
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Making an Exit, Coming Home: Israeli Television Creators in a Global-Aiming Industry

Leora Hadas tracks creative frictions as Israeli TV dramatists see their work exported, adapted and as The Affair’s Hagai Levi puts it, taking a permanent detour from work that “started out as art.”
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#SaladGate: When Social Media Disrupts an Insular Media Culture

June 16, 2015
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#SaladGate: When Social Media Disrupts an Insular Media Culture

The country radio controversy known as "#SaladGate" is a classic case of disruption caused by digital and social media and greater media literacy.
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Ghost Stories and Dirty Optics: Notes on the Hilmesian Closeup

June 10, 2015
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Ghost Stories and Dirty Optics: Notes on the Hilmesian Closeup

Looking beyond the content of Michele Hilmes’s work to its structure and form, Shawn VanCour discusses the larger goals and techniques of Hilmesian historiography.
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part III

June 9, 2015
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part III

In the third post in our "Digital Tools" series, Elana Levine discusses how she manages audio-visual sources for her extensive research project on the history of U.S. daytime television soap opera.
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Saving College Radio

Saving College Radio

Laura Schnitker writes about the importance of saving college radio archives, as college stations have the built-in resources to both save their materials and provide public access to them.
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