'Locating Television: Working between disciplines’

26 July, 2013
3 pm

Media@Sydney presents:
'Locating Television: Working between disciplines’

In this talk, Anna Cristina Pertierra and Graeme Turner will discuss the series of projects that fed into, and emerged from, their recent book 'Locating Television: Zones of Consumption' (Routledge, 2013).  Focused upon understanding the socio-cultural function of television and new media in a number of national locations, the comparative dimension of these projects has  directly informed the development of the notion of ‘zones of consumption’ as an alternative way of conceptualising how media are located. Importantly, the book is also the product of a collaboration between cultural studies and cultural anthropology; a discussion of that collaboration will be a central focus of the presentation. 

Dr Anna Cristina Pertierra is an ARC Posdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, and an anthropologist whose central research interests are in media, especially television, and the role of consumption in everyday life. Her current ARC funded project is a comparative study of the social function of television in Cuba, Mexico and the Philippines. She is the author of Cuba: The Struggle for Consumption (2011), the co-author (with Graeme Turner) of Locating Television: Zones of Consumption (2013), and the co-editor (with John Sinclair) of Consumer Culture in Latin America (2013).
Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner also works in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, and he is one of the leading figures in media and cultural studies. His most recent publications include (with Anna Cristina Pertierra) Locating Television: Zones of Consumption(2013), What’s Become of Cultural Studies? (2012), and Ordinary People and the Media: The Demotic Turn (2010). He is currently co-editing (with Jinna Tay and Koichi Iwabuchi) the collection Television Histories in Asia and a revised edition of his Understanding Celebrity will be published in October.

Friday , 26th July, 3-5pm
New Law School F10,  RM100
Camperdown campus, Sydney
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Media@Sydney is hosted by the Department of Media and Communications

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