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Consumption, Media and the Global South

Aspiration Contested

Authors: Iqani, Mehita

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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, Brazil and India through case studies ranging from celebrity selfies, to travel websites, news reports and documentary film.

About the authors

Mehita Iqani is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is her second book.

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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. The book should be welcomed by anyone interested in representation and its discontents, as it provides new perspectives on basic economic and political issues of aspiration, development and consumption." - Jonathan Schroeder, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Mediation of Global South Consumption

    Iqani, Mehita

    Pages 1-17

  • Globalization, Consumption and Power: Why Media Matter

    Iqani, Mehita

    Pages 18-50

  • Slum Tourism and the Consumption of Poverty in TripAdvisor Reviews: The Cases of Langa, Dharavi and Santa Marta

    Iqani, Mehita

    Pages 51-86

  • New Yuppies? Documentary Film Representations of Middle-Class Consumer Lifestyles in China and South Africa

    Iqani, Mehita

    Pages 87-120

  • Allegations of Consumption: Wealth and Luxury in News Reports of Corruption in South Africa and India

    Iqani, Mehita

    Pages 121-159

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Hardcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consumption, Media and the Global South
Book Subtitle
Aspiration Contested
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39013-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137390134
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39012-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 235
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