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Identity Games: Globalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe

Aniko Imre

Abstract

Eastern Europe's historically unprecedented and accelerated transition from late communism to late capitalism, coupled with media globalization, set in motion a scramble for cultural identity and a struggle over access to and control over media technologies. This book examines the corporate transformation of the postcommunist media landscape in Eastern Europe. Avoiding both uncritical techno-euphoria and nostalgic projections of a simpler, better media world under communism, it argues that the demise of Soviet-style regimes and the transition of postcommunist nation-states to transnational cap ... More

Keywords: Eastern Europe, cultural identity, children's media, racial politics, class politics, Roma Rap, Idol, gender, sexuality ludification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262090452
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262090452.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aniko Imre, author