Divya McMillin is Professor of Global Media Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement and the Global Honors Program at the University of Washington Tacoma. She is author of International Media Studies (2007) and Mediated Identities: Youth, Agency, and Globalization (Peter Lang, 2009). McMillin's research on media globalization and audiences has been published in such journals as the Journal of Communication, Popular Communication Journal, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Economic and Political Weekly, and Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, to name a few. She has published extensively on global television and hybridity in such anthologies as 20 Questions on Youth and Media (Peter Lang, 2018), The Mediated Youth Reader (Peter Lang, 2016), Critical Asian Histories (2015), TV's Betty Goes Global (2013), and Re-Orienting Global Communication (2010).
Joost de Bruin is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in Aotearoa/New Zealand. He teaches in the areas of audience studies, television studies, popular culture and media and cultural identity. He has published articles in journals such as Television and New Media, Continuum, Media International Australia and Participations. With Koos Zwaan, he co-edited a volume on the Idols television format: Adapting Idols: Authenticity, identity and performance in a global television format (2012). He has published chapters in anthologies on global television formats and indigenous media.
Jo Smith (Waitaha, Kati Mamoe, Kai Tahu) is Associate Professor, Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Smith has a longstanding interest in understanding how media shapes worldviews, relationships and identities and she investigates how the media's storytelling powers can generate new forms of understanding and ways of being in the world. She has a Film Studies PhD from her hometown university (Otago) and she currently works in the Media Studies programme at Victoria University of Wellington where she teaches on Maori media, and issues to do with race, ethnicity and identity. The author of Maori Television: the first ten years (2016), Jo has recently contributed to kaupapa Maori projects to do with decolonisation and the media, Maori agribusinesses and soil health. Current work includes contributing to a Maori Land and Water Food Story (Storying Kaitiakitanga) and Maori housing issues (Kainga Tahi, Kainga Rua and the AKO Ahu).
List of Figures - Divya McMillin/Joost de Bruin/Jo Smith: Introduction: Place, Power, Media - Section One: Place Making in the Globalizing City - Linda Jean Kenix: Authenticity and Participation as a Radicalized Tourist Place in Post-earthquake Christchurch - Divya McMillin: Citizen Media and Civic Engagement in Globalizing - Carol-Mei Barker: Shanghai's Migrant Bodies and Global Spaces: Zhao Dayong's Street Life (2006) - Section Two: Indigenous Place Making through Media Production and Performance - Jo Smith: Pluralizing Notions of Place through Maori Food TV - Danica Sterud Miller/Puyallup Nation: Anishinaabe Storytelling and the Federal Narrative in Louise Erdrich's Tracks - Oli Wilson: Revisiting Place and Identity in Indigenous Popular Music: Lokal Stylistic Frameworks in Papua New Guinea - Kimbra L. Smith: 'Not Alone in the World': Global Audiences-as-Actors in the Decolonization Process of a Coastal Ecuadorian Indigenous Community - Section Three: Challenging Representations of Place through Media Criticism - Joanne Clarke Dillman: Encountering Nigeria through Mediated Close Encounters: Amina Lawal, Isioma Daniel, and the Miss WorldPageant of 2002 - Athena Elafros: It's the 'Great White North': Nationalism, Identity and Place in Canadian Hip Hop - Joost de Bruin: A New Zealand Television Soap in Fiji: Out of Time, But Firmly in Place - Kristin Shamas: Media Invisibility and a South Lebanese Village - Contributor Biographies.