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The Handbook of Diaspora, Media and Culture

09.05.2019 17:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Edited by Jessica Retis and Roza Tsagarousinanou

Co-published by IAMCR and Wiley Blackwell Willey Webpage.


Over the past three decades, the term ‘diaspora’ has been featured in many research studies and in wider theoretical debates in areas such as communications, the humanities, social sciences, politics, and international relations. The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture explores new dimensions of human mobility and connectivity—presenting state-of-the-art research and key debates on the intersection of media, cultural, and diasporic studies

The Handbook presents contributions from internationally-recognized scholars and researchers to strengthen understanding of diasporas and diasporic cultures, diasporic media and cultural resources, and the various forms of diasporic organization, expression, production, distribution, and consumption.

The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, lecturers, and researchers in areas that focus on the relationship of media and society, ethnic identity, race, class and gender, globalization and immigration, and other relevant fields.

Table of Contents:

  1. Diasporas, Media, and Culture: Exploring Dimensions of Human Mobility and Connectivity in the Era of Global Interdependency. Roza Tsagarousianou and Jessica Retis
  2. Diasporas: Changing Meanings and Limits of the Concept. Robin Cohen
  3. Digital Diasporas: Beyond the Buzzword: Toward a Relational Understanding of Mobility and Connectivity. Laura Candidatu, Koen Leurs, and Sandra Ponzanesi
  4. The Tragedy of the Cultural Commons: Cultural Crossroads and the Paradoxes of Identity. Thomas Hylland Eriksen
  5. Diaspora and the Plurality of Its Cosmopolitan Imaginaries. Myria Georgiou
  6. Beyond the Concept of Diaspora?: Reevaluating our Theoretical Toolkit Through the Study of Muslim Transnationalism. Roza Tsagarousianou
  7. Doing Diasporic Media Research: Methodological Challenges and Innovations. Kevin Smets
  8. Homogenizing Heterogeneity in Transnational Contexts: Latin American Diasporas and the Media in the Global North. Jessica Retis
  9. Unraveling Diaspora and Hybridity: Brazil and the Centrality of Geopolitical Context in Analyzing Culture in Global Postcolonial Space. Niall Brennan
  10. Media, Racism, and Haitian Immigration in Brazil. Denise Cogo and Terezinha Silva
  11. China’s Vessel on the Voyage of Globalization: The Soft Power Agenda and Diasporic Media Responses. Wanning Sun
  12. Digital Diaspora: Social Alliances Beyond the Ethnonational Bond. Saskia Witteborn
  13. Transnational Mediated Commemoration of Migrant Deaths at the Borders of Europe. Karina Horsti
  14. The Politics of Diasporic Integration: The Case of Iranians in Britain. Annabelle Sreberny and Reza Gholami
  15. Scripting Indianness: Remediating Narratives of Diasporic Affiliation and Authenticity. Radha S. Hegde
  16. Media Representations of Diasporic Cultures and the Impact on Audiences: Polarization, Power, and the Limits of Interculturality. Miquel Rodrigo‐Alsina, Antonio Pineda, and Leonarda Garcia‐Jimenez
  17. Toward a Democratization of the Public Space?: Challenges for the Twenty‐First Century. Alicia Ferrandez Ferrer
  18. Decolonizing National Public Spheres: Indigenous Migrants as Transnational Counterpublics. Antonieta Mercado
  19. The Power of Communication Networks for the Political Formation of a New Social Actor in Chile: The Case of Migrant Action Movement. Ximena Poo
  20. Making National Cultures: Sindhis in Indonesia’s Media Industries. Thomas Barker
  21. Reporting Violence and Naming Migrants in Assam: The Coverage of Anti‐“Bengali Muslim” Violence in Assam by The Assam Tribune Newspaper. Musab Iqbal
  22. Media and Nationalism Beyond Borders. Janroj Yilmaz Keles
  23.  Online Diasporas: Beyond Long‐Distance Nationalisms. Angeliki Monnier
  24. Somali Development Agents as Development Communicators: Visions and “Religious” Challenges. Michele Gonnelli
  25. The Mediation of Migration and States of Exception. Miyase Christensen and Christian Christensen
  26. Intersections and (Dis)Connections: LGBTQ Uses of Digital Media in the Diaspora. Alexander Dhoest
  27. Sri Lankan Migrant Women Watching Teledramas in Melbourne: A Social Act of Identity. Shashini Ruwanthi Gamage
  28. Digital Diasporas: Accounting for the Role of Family Talk in Transnational Social Spaces. Gabriel Moreno‐Esparza
  29. Italian Post‐war Migration to Britain: Cinema and the Second Generation. Margherita Sprio
  30. Between Access and Exclusion: Iranian Diasporic Broadcasting in Open TV Channels in Germany. Christine Horz
  31. Low Frequencies in the Diaspora: The Black Subaltern Intellectual and Hip‐Hop Cultures. Bryce Henson
  32. Facebook for Community, Direct Action, and Archive: Diaspora Responses to the 2014 Floods in the Balkans. Deborah James
  33. The Romanian Scientific E‐Diaspora: Online Mobilization, Transnational Agency, and Globalization of Domestic Policies. Mihaela Nedelcu
  34. Refugees, Information Precarity, and Social Inclusion: The Precarious Communication Practices of Syrians Fleeing War. Melissa Wall, Madeline Otis Campbell, and Dana Janbek
  35. Racial and Class Distinctions Online: The Case of the Mexican European Diaspora on Social Networking Sites. Lorena Nessi and Olga Bailey
  36. Physical and Virtual Spaces Among the Palestinian Diaspora in Malmo. Fanny Christou and Spyros Sofos
  37. Developing and Defending Mixed Identity: Lessons from the Caribbean Diaspora. Charisse L’Pree Corsbie‐Massay and Raven S. Maragh-Lloyd
  38. Latino and Asian as Pan‐Ethnic Layers of Identity and Media Use Among Second‐Generation Immigrants. Joseph Straubhaar, Laura Dixon, Jeremiah Spence, and Viviana Rojas
  39. Migration, Transnational Families, and New Communication Technologies. Mirca Madianou

About the Editors

Roza Tsagarousianou is Reader in Media and Communication, CAMRI, University of Westminster, UK. She is author of Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks and of Diasporic Cultures and Globalization, and co-author of Cyberdemocracy: Technology, Cities & Civic Networks.

Jessica Retis is Associate Professor of Journalism, California State University Northridge, USA. She is author of Immigrant Media Spaces in Madrid: Genesis and Evolution, and co-author of BBC & TVE Daily Newscasts: Professionals and Audiences' Discourses. She has edited several works including Immigration and Media: Proposals for Journalists.



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