Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/1367877910391867
Title: Transnational tamil television and diasporic imaginings
Authors: Sankaran, C. 
Pillai, S.
Keywords: audience reception
Chennai
identity
Malaysia
nation-state
Singapore
soap-operas
Sri Lanka
Tamil
Issue Date: May-2011
Source: Sankaran, C., Pillai, S. (2011-05). Transnational tamil television and diasporic imaginings. International Journal of Cultural Studies 14 (3) : 277-289. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367877910391867
Abstract: The dynamics of globalization and digitization are not only shaping a new media order but also making significant impacts on the cultural dimensions of an older societal order in the case of the Tamil Diaspora. The emerging transnational phenomenon of Tamil television challenges constructed boundaries, contests traditionally homogenized spaces such as those of nation and homeland, questions the principle of territoriality and opens up the sphere both from without and within the national space. New media practices and flows are shaping media spaces with a built-in transnational connectivity, creating contemporary cultures pregnant with new meanings and experiences. This article aims to map the developments around transnational Tamil television. It scrutinizes the nature and impact of Tamil media emerging from Singapore and Malaysia on other parts of the diasporic Tamil world, and also alternatively, the nature and effect of Tamil media from India and elsewhere in Singapore and Malaysia. Issues of multiculturalism and the transnational media's impact and culture will be interrogated to enable the analysis of the global remapping of media spaces and to address key issues related to situated transnational Tamil cultures. © The Author(s) 2011.
Source Title: International Journal of Cultural Studies
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52398
ISSN: 13678779
DOI: 10.1177/1367877910391867
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