Border Crossings and Mobilities on Screen explores the movement, fluidity and change characterizing contemporary life, as represented on screen media, from mobile devices, to television, film, computers, video art and advertising displays.

People have never moved around more, and increasingly migration and mobility has come to shape both our understandings of ourselves, and the ways in which we interpret and mediate the world we live in. As people move, media plays a key role in shaping and reshaping identity and belonging, opening the doors to transnational and transcultural participation. Drawing on screen media case studies from around the world, this book demonstrates how screen mobilities reconfigure notions of space, place, network and border regimes. The increasing ease of consumption and production of media has allowed for an unprecedented fluidity and mobility of class, gender, sexuality, nation and transnation, individual freedoms and aspirations. Putting people at the core of the book, this book shows the many ways in which people are using screen media to create identity, participation and meaning. The rich picture built up over the many chapters of this interdisciplinary volume raise important questions about the nature of contemporary media experiences.

At a time of great change in the ways in which people move and connect with each other, this book provides an important global snapshot for researchers across the fields of media, communication and screen studies; sociology of communication; global studies and transnationalism; cultural studies; culture and identity; digital cultures; travel, tourism and place.

chapter |5 pages


part I|65 pages

Border crossings

chapter 1|14 pages

Mobility and transnational relationships in alternative media discourse

Migration actors, objects and emotions on the road

chapter 4|12 pages

Representing diversity during COVID-19

Minority and migrant communities in UK television news

chapter 5|11 pages

Transnational queer screen mobilities

Quick media application, home, love, and sex online

part II|52 pages

Transnational encounters

chapter 6|14 pages

Global service, transnational stories

Streaming privileged and precarious mobility in Netflix's original films 1

chapter 7|12 pages

Going Viral

YouTube, Village Life and Digital Cultures in South India

chapter 8|11 pages

Reimagining pastoral life in China

Rural microcelebrities on YouTube

chapter 9|13 pages

Remixing transcultural mobilities on screen

Remapping Europe, a Remix Project (2013)

part III|45 pages

Connections and dislocations

chapter 10|11 pages

Mobility, place and geographic filming in South African Broadcasting Corporation's Khumbulekhaya

Giving meaning to apartheid and post-apartheid dislocation(s) of the South African black people

chapter 11|11 pages

Traversing the Urban Sitcom

The Narrative Trope of Transport and Urban Sociality in NBC's ‘Must-See TV' Sitcoms

chapter 12|13 pages

Televised stations in Italy

The visualisation of mobility on transportation hubs video networks

chapter 13|8 pages

Booktubing and bookstagramming

The boundary spanning and disembedded nostalgia of shelfies

part IV|49 pages

Symbolic geographies

chapter 14|12 pages

Entertainment mobilisation

Nordic noir fans and screen tourism

chapter 15|11 pages

Mobility as a distinctive practice

Van life lifestyle and personal media

chapter 16|11 pages

The augmented reality of tourist places

Strolling into Singapore's heritages

chapter 17|13 pages

Amateur film tourism

Crafting engaging images of holidays