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Pirated Transnational Broadcasting: The Consumption of Thai Television Soap Operas Among the Shan Community in Burma

September 24, 2008

The Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies presents “Pirated Transnational Broadcasting: The Consumption of Thai Television Soap Operas Among the Shan Community in Burma,” a talk by Anthropology PhD candidate Amporn Jirattikorn.

Monday, September 29, 12-2pm
E. P. Schoch building – EPS 1.128
University of Texas at Austin

“Pirated Transnational Broadcasting” examines the roles of transnational media in the lives of Shan community in Burma with a focus on their consumption of Thai satellite television. It analyzes how the Shan appropriation of transnational television creates a new site of identity transcending national boundaries as well as expressing an ambivalent sense of interaction with mediated modernity. It also demonstrates the role of transnational media as a catalyst for the emergence of Shan migration to Thailand.

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