Digitally Not Yours: Spatial Discourses and Discursive Spaces for Brazilian Digital Television Policy in Manaus

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Abstract:

This article asks us to consider spatial dimensions embedded in Brazil's digital television transformation by looking at the symbolic significance of the medium in Manaus, a transnational city-region which will most likely be the manufacturing hub for the digital technology. Through an analysis of three physical spaces in Manaus implicated in the creation of digital television, the article exposes the political, economic, and social conditions that support, and ultimately contradict, national digital television rhetoric that focuses only on the uses of digital television.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10714420802511200

Affiliations: Department of Communication, Tulane University,

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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