International Review of Qualitative Research (Published by the University of California Press). Vol. 11:2 (Summer 2018). Pp. 158-161.
Abstract: This post-colonial “Ethno-story” narrative is a contribution to new modes of narrative storytelling within the tradition of auto-ethnography, identity politics and subaltern studies. Written as an exemplar, it weaves through the unwilled constructs of two protagonists, an Indian Muslim man and a (Caucasian) American woman—working / living at the intersection of media, self and nation. It explores the inner dynamics of personhood through intersecting narratives of the self with those of mass-mediated images and realities in an age of terrorism and ethno-religious conflict.
Rewitched: Retextuality and the Queering of Bewitched
Abstract: At the same time the 1960s sitcom Bewitched aired in reruns next to drag queens on LOGOtv, a cable channel targeted to LGBTQ viewers, it also aired on the former National Christian Network channel (Familynet) immediately preceding a line-up of church programs featuring far-right, anti-gay activists. How can a TV text be supple enough […]
Global Postmodernity, World Music and the discourse of Authenticity: Insights from the Buena Vista Social Club
Abstract: This paper is a textual accounting of the world music phenomena (Buena Vista Social Club) across the realms of music, YouTube, social media and industry commentary. It develops a theoretical framework around “Authenticity” as an important marker of world music, and the identity politics that underlies this specific aspect of transnational entertainment media culture.