JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Global formats, gender and identity: the search for The Perfect Bride on Italian television

 

Michela Ardizzoni

Michela Ardizzoni currently teaches media at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her PhD in Communication and Culture from Indiana University-Bloomington. Her research focuses on global media, transnationalism, identity politics, immigration, alternative and urban media with an emphasis on Western Europe. Her study of Italian television, North/South, East/West: Mapping Italianness on Television, was published in 2007 by Lexington Books. She is the co-editor of Globalization and Contemporary Italian Media, forthcoming by Lexington Press. She’s currently working on a project that examines the emergence of new urban media in transnational contexts. This project consists of ethnographic studies of the relationship between new urban media, globalization, and identity politics in a variety of national and transnational settings. Her articles have appeared in journals like Women’s Studies, Journal of Communication Inquiry and Social Identities.

Website: http://www.michelaardizzoni.com