Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I thought Daniel's post worked excellently to illustrate Monica's critique of Jenkin's distinction between technologies of "delivery" and cultural media. Daniel's example of the Guatemalan village complicated the distinction in an odd way, the "media" of the television can also be seen her as a mere delivery technology delivering a fantastical, intangible commodity of Western society. However small, many of us could exert some influence on something like "The Hulk" by influencing its American box office, or among the more privileged crowd becoming MCM concentrators and going on to work in the Media industry; thus we have access to the medium's cultural aspects than a post-colonial other. So perhaps Jenkin's dichotomy IS true, but for racialized, or ethnocentric reasons not addressed.