Remote Control:Global TV Cult.
In this course we will critically analyze the role television plays in the formation of national and global cultures. Our examination of television industries in the U.K., Brazil, India, and Nigeria will underscore variations in broadcasting practices and the multiple ways in which television is deployed to enact social change. In this course we will introduce students to women's participation in the four countries as audience members, program producers and subjects of television programming. Case studies will help illuminate the transformations that are entailed as television programs cross national and cultural borders. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. screen.