The outdoor “maid’s room” was a common suburban feature of apartheid Johannesburg. In the 21st century many of these spaces have been reimagined as “garden cottages” and transformed into middle class assets, but traces of their segregated histories persist.
The Hong Kong government has been saying that local people have a strong sense of belonging in this so-called “Asia’s World City.” Believe it or not? A promotional video featuring an old district in Hong Kong will tell you more.
Through a case study of the British ITV series “Strange Report” (1969-70), Jonathan Bignell exhibits how Michele Hilmes’ example has taught him that when we look closely at the detail of history, there are always more complex and more interesting things to discover.
Michael Curtin contributes the eighth post in our “Honoring Hilmes” series, saluting Michele Hilmes on her sterling leadership and professionalism as well as her pioneering intellectual contributions to the media studies field.
A discussion of the academic job market and hiring processes in the UK and Ireland.
What I find frustrating about the show is not simply that it ends up Othering the world, but that it could be so much better. It’s like a B student who writes occasionally brilliant sentences, yet who isn’t trying hard enough.
Real life doesn’t always have a proper narrative, at least while it’s in the process of composing itself.
UTV Bindass’ “What I Am” campaign works to counter stereotypes of young people as immature and irresponsible, and to promote an image of youth culture as hip, cool and responsible.
After family sagas and quiz shows hosted by Bollywood stars, it is now “voyeuristic” reality television that has the Indian television viewer hooked and the moral police rankled. The latest reality show to grab headlines and media attention is Sach ka Saamna, which not only bolstered Star Plus’ ratings but also spawned debates about whether Indian society is ready for reality television.