This book is a clear, systematic, original and lively account of
how media representations shape the way we see our and
others? lives in a global age. It provides in-depth analysis
of a range of international media representations of disaster, war,
conflict, migration and celebration.
The book explores how images, stories and voices, on television,
the Internet, and in advertisements and newspapers, invite us to
relocate to distant contexts, and to relate to people who are
remote from our daily lives, by developing ?mediated
intimacy? and focusing on the self. It also explores how
these representations shape our self-narratives.
Orgad examines five sites of media representation ? the
other, the nation, possible lives, the world and the self. She
argues that representations can and should contribute to fostering
more ambivalence and complexity in how we think and feel about the
world, our place in it and our relation to far-away others.
Media Representations and the Global Imagination will be
of particular interest to students and scholars of media and
cultural studies, as well as sociology, politics, international
relations, development studies and migration studies.