8. Footprints of the Global South

Venesat-1 and RascomQAF/1R as Counter-Hegemonic Satellites

  1. Ingrid Volkmer
  1. Lisa Parks

Published Online: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch8

The Handbook of Global Media Research

The Handbook of Global Media Research

How to Cite

Parks, L. (2012) Footprints of the Global South, in The Handbook of Global Media Research (ed I. Volkmer), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198707

Online ISBN: 9781118255278



  • Venesat-1/RascomQAF/1R as counter-hegemonic satellites, of the global South;
  • Derrida's use of the trace satellite footprint, serving as a trace;
  • the footprint, historical emergences and material effects of satellites;
  • cultural approach, satellites functioning in local/global cultural relations;
  • Price, on footprints as valued in reaching vast untapped populations;
  • different satellites, different/multiple footprints as “beams” or “spot-beams”;
  • the RascomQAF satellites, supporting regional autonomy and cooperation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Satellites and Media Space

  • The Power of a Footprint

  • Venesat-1

  • RascomQAF/1R

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References