Idols, Supergirl and Globalisation

Edited by Koos Zwaan and Joost de Bruin, Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format is out now. It has a chapter on the Chinese version, Supergirl, written by Stefan Landsberger and me. Chapters discuss how Idols shows address particular national or regional identity politics and how Idols is consumed by audiences in different territories. This book illustrates that even though the same television format is used in countries all over the globe, practices of adaptation can still result in the creation of unique local cultural products. Here you can find more information on the book, and here you can read the introduction.