Henry Geddes

Henry Geddes

Associate Professor

307B Machmer Hall

(413) 545-1901

Geddes@comm.umass.edu

Interests:

My work has been informed by political economy/ecology, the study of cultural production and reception, and coloniality. This has involved three areas of focus: 1) the role of cultural industries and information technologies in the mediation of society, particularly in Latin America, 2) communication as a contested site of representation, subjectivity and governance, and, 3) lived experience. Publications include co-edited books on communication, cultural policies and social change in Latina America, as well as essays in a number of collections and journals such as Organization, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Journal of Film and Video, Comunicacion y Sociedad, and Passages.

Education:

PhD, University of Texas Austin

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: Global Communication Theories and Issues, Global Cultural Industries, Music and Communication. Graduate: Global Culture and Communication; Communication, Ecology, Sustainability; Media Theory; Music and Communication

Publications:

The Cultural Dynamics of Tourism and Sustainability in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2010. Forthcoming book edited with Magali Daltabuit.

"From Colonial Encounters to Transnational Media Flows: Visual Culture and Hegemony in the Yucatan." In Denize Araujo (ed.) Communication and Culture: visual representations of human rights in Latin America. Porto Alegre, Brasil: Ed. Plus, 2010.

"Tourism, Mass Media and the Making of Visual Culture in the Greater Yucatan Peninsula," Journal of Film and Video, Volume 60, No. 2 & 3, Summer/Fall, 2008.

“Icon, Conquest, Globalization: The Politics of Reconstructing Difference in the Americas,” Passages: Journal for the Study of Transnationalism and Multiculturalism. Vol. 1, no.1, 1999.

Special journal issue -- Organizations of Culture/Cultures of Organization: Understanding Contemporary Latin America and its Organizations. Co-edited with Marta Calas and Arturo Escobar. Organization: The Inerdisciplinary Journal of Organization, Theory and Society, Vol. 4, no. 4, 1997.

“Mass Media and Cultural Identity among the Yucatec Maya: The Constitution of National and Local Subjects,” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, 1996.

Grants:

PI--Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc, 2008 - 2009, International Collaborative Research Grant. Title: "Environmental Discourses and the Production of Ideologies in the Tourism Economy of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico." Amount: $35,000

CPI--Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc, 2001-2003, Title: "The social and ecological effects of tourism and communication in Quintana Roo, Mexico." Amount: $17,500.

CPI--Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc, 1994. Title: "Tourism development, mass media and changing Maya worlds." Amount: $12,000

Projects:

Current research involves a collaborative project in Quintana Roo, Mexico, which examines the role of communication and tourism in processes of rapid socio-cultural and environmental change. Book in progress: Tourism, Communication and Social Change in the Costa Maya. Other areas of current research include music as communication and visual communication in Latin America.

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