The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture
Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research 1. Aufl.
A multidisciplinary, authoritative outline of the current intellectual landscape of the field. 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 This innovative and timely book helps readers to understand diasporic cultures and their impact on the globalized world. 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. Divided into seven sections, this wide-ranging volume covers topics such as methodological challenges and innovations in diasporic research, the construction of diasporic identity, the politics of diasporic integration, the intersection of gender and generation with the diasporic condition, new technologies in media, and many others. A much-needed resource for anyone with interest diasporic studies, this book: Presents new and original theory, research, and essays Employs unique methodological and conceptual debates Offers contributions from a multidisciplinary team of scholars and researchers Explores new and emerging trends in the study of diasporas and media Applies a wide-ranging, international perspective to the subject Due to its international perspective, interdisciplinary approach, and wide range of authors from around the world, 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.
List of Figures and Tables ix Notes on Contributors xi Series Editors’ Preface xix Acknowledgments xxi 1 Diasporas, Media, and Culture: Exploring Dimensions of Human Mobility and Connectivity in the Era of Global Interdependency 1Roza Tsagarousianou and Jessica Retis Part I Roots and Routes: The Nature of “Diaspora(s)”: Their Relation to Nation, Ethnicity, Religion, Societies of Provenance, and Societies of Settlement 21 2 Diasporas: Changing Meanings and Limits of the Concept 23Robin Cohen 3 Digital Diasporas: Beyond the Buzzword: Toward a Relational Understanding of Mobility and Connectivity 31Laura Candidatu, Koen Leurs, and Sandra Ponzanesi 4 The Tragedy of the Cultural Commons: Cultural Crossroads and the Paradoxes of Identity 49Thomas Hylland Eriksen 5 Diaspora and the Plurality of Its Cosmopolitan Imaginaries 63Myria Georgiou 6 Beyond the Concept of Diaspora?: Reevaluating our Theoretical Toolkit Through the Study of Muslim Transnationalism 77Roza Tsagarousianou 7 Doing Diasporic Media Research: Methodological Challenges and Innovations 97Kevin Smets Part II Home and Away: Transnationalism, Localism, and the Construction of Diasporic Identity 113 8 Homogenizing Heterogeneity in Transnational Contexts: Latin American Diasporas and the Media in the Global North 115Jessica Retis 9 Unraveling Diaspora and Hybridity: Brazil and the Centrality of Geopolitical Context in Analyzing Culture in Global Postcolonial Space 137Niall Brennan 10 Media, Racism, and Haitian Immigration in Brazil 151Denise Cogo and Terezinha Silva 11 China’s Vessel on the Voyage of Globalization: The Soft Power Agenda and Diasporic Media Responses 165Wanning Sun 12 Digital Diaspora: Social Alliances Beyond the Ethnonational Bond 179Saskia Witteborn 13 Transnational Mediated Commemoration of Migrant Deaths at the Borders of Europe 193Karina Horsti Part III Cultural Politics in the Diaspora: Diasporic Public Spheres/Spaces, Identity Politics, and Diasporic Activism 207 14 The Politics of Diasporic Integration: The Case of Iranians in Britain 209Annabelle Sreberny and Reza Gholami 15 Scripting Indianness: Remediating Narratives of Diasporic Affiliation and Authenticity 225Radha S. Hegde 16 Media Representations of Diasporic Cultures and the Impact on Audiences: Polarization, Power, and the Limits of Interculturality 239Miquel Rodrigo?Alsina, Antonio Pineda, and Leonarda Garcia?Jimenez 17 Toward a Democratization of the Public Space?: Challenges for the Twenty?First Century 255Alicia Ferrandez Ferrer 18 Decolonizing National Public Spheres: Indigenous Migrants as Transnational Counterpublics 269Antonieta Mercado 19 The Power of Communication Networks for the Political Formation of a New Social Actor in Chile: The Case of Migrant Action Movement 283Ximena Poo Part IV Nation and Diasporas: Diasporas, Nationalism, and the Making of National Cultures 295 20 Making National Cultures: Sindhis in Indonesia’s Media Industries 297Thomas Barker 21 Reporting Violence and Naming Migrants in Assam: The Coverage of Anti?“Bengali Muslim” Violence in Assam by The Assam Tribune Newspaper 311Musab Iqbal 22 Media and Nationalism Beyond Borders 329Janroj Yilmaz Keles 23 Online Diasporas: Beyond Long?Distance Nationalisms 343Angeliki Monnier 24 Somali Development Agents as Development Communicators: Visions and “Religious” Challenges 359Michele Gonnelli 25 The Mediation of Migration and States of Exception 373Miyase Christensen and Christian Christensen Part V Gender and Generation: How Do Gender and Generation Intersect with the Diasporic Condition and Impact on Diasporic Cultural Politics? 385 26 Intersections and (Dis)Connections: LGBTQ Uses of Digital Media in the Diaspora 387Alexander Dhoest 27 Sri Lankan Migrant Women Watching Teledramas in Melbourne: A Social Act of Identity 401Shashini Ruwanthi Gamage 28 Digital Diasporas: Accounting for the Role of Family Talk in Transnational Social Spaces 415Gabriel Moreno?Esparza 29 Italian Post?war Migration to Britain: Cinema and the Second Generation 429Margherita Sprio Part VI New Technologies, New Experiences: Changing Media and Information and Communication Technologies, and Their Impact on Diasporic Cultures 443 30 Between Access and Exclusion: Iranian Diasporic Broadcasting in Open TV Channels in Germany 445Christine Horz 31 Low Frequencies in the Diaspora: The Black Subaltern Intellectual and Hip?Hop Cultures 461Bryce Henson 32 Facebook for Community, Direct Action, and Archive: Diaspora Responses to the 2014 Floods in the Balkans 475Deborah James 33 The Romanian Scientific E?Diaspora: Online Mobilization, Transnational Agency, and Globalization of Domestic Policies 491Mihaela Nedelcu 34 Refugees, Information Precarity, and Social Inclusion: The Precarious Communication Practices of Syrians Fleeing War 503Melissa Wall, Madeline Otis Campbell, and Dana Janbek 35 Racial and Class Distinctions Online: The Case of the Mexican European Diaspora on Social Networking Sites 515Lorena Nessi and Olga Bailey Part VII Redefining Social Spaces in the Diaspora: The Transformation of Urban, Physical, and Virtual Spaces 529 36 Physical and Virtual Spaces Among the Palestinian Diaspora in Malmo 531Fanny Christou and Spyros Sofos 37 Developing and Defending Mixed Identity: Lessons from the Caribbean Diaspora 547Charisse 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 563Joseph Straubhaar, Laura Dixon, Jeremiah Spence, and Viviana Rojas 39 Migration, Transnational Families, and New Communication Technologies 577Mirca Madianou Index 591