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East Asian Modernities and Localized Media and Cultural Studies
Unformatted Document Text:  YW formation, East Asian cultural studies scholars in large part fail to effectively contextualize local concerns and issues. Their work can be plugged into any industrialized modern or postmodern setting. At the very end of this chapter a number of important questions can be raised: Given that the state is still the dominant player and omnipresent disciplinary force in the arena of politics, culture, and the media in East Asia, any viable MCS should tackle the role of the state and its mobilzation of nationalisms, localisms, and cultural traditions. In what which ways can MCS media and cultural studies criticize the deep-seated “state- centered” cultures of East Asia? How can MCS diagnose the rampant “developmentalism” that has served as an essential part of the state-driven economic development and state-centric ways of thinking and the conducts of the citizens? In which ways can MCS contribute to opening up new horizons on the democratic use of the media and more nuanced cultural politics? How can MCS criticize the top-down mobilization of nationalism? I think that East Asia MCS have not effectively answered these vexed questions yet. After critically reviewing the lack of context-bound intellectual and political concerns in East Asian MCS, this study argues that the MCS need to embrace the historical dimension and be more self-reflexive. Such a historicized MCS comes out of concrete local historical contexts and not from the borrowed theories or questions. Historical research recognizes that MCS look into the complex terrain of culture and everyday life, which is shaped by rapid historical convolutions and particular sociopolitical struggles in the East Asian region. yŒŒ™Œ•ŠŒšGG

Authors: Kang, Myung-Koo.
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formation, East Asian cultural studies scholars in large part fail to effectively
contextualize local concerns and issues. Their work can be plugged into any
industrialized modern or postmodern setting.
At the very end of this chapter a number of important questions can be raised: Given
that the state is still the dominant player and omnipresent disciplinary force in the arena
of politics, culture, and the media in East Asia, any viable MCS should tackle the role of
the state and its mobilzation of nationalisms, localisms, and cultural traditions. In what
which ways can MCS media and cultural studies criticize the deep-seated “state-
centered” cultures of East Asia? How can MCS diagnose the rampant
“developmentalism” that has served as an essential part of the state-driven economic
development and state-centric ways of thinking and the conducts of the citizens? In
which ways can MCS contribute to opening up new horizons on the democratic use of
the media and more nuanced cultural politics? How can MCS criticize the top-down
mobilization of nationalism? I think that East Asia MCS have not effectively answered
these vexed questions yet. After critically reviewing the lack of context-bound
intellectual and political concerns in East Asian MCS, this study argues that the MCS
need to embrace the historical dimension and be more self-reflexive. Such a historicized
MCS comes out of concrete local historical contexts and not from the borrowed theories
or questions. Historical research recognizes that MCS look into the complex terrain of
culture and everyday life, which is shaped by rapid historical convolutions and
particular sociopolitical struggles in the East Asian region.
yŒŒ™Œ•ŠŒšG
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