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Diaspora in the digital era: minorities and media representation

Georgiou, Myria (2013) Diaspora in the digital era: minorities and media representation. Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 12 (4). pp. 80-99. ISSN 1617-5247

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Abstract

This article argues that we need to understand media as spaces where minorities increasingly communicate interests, make claims and mobilize identities. With a focus on diasporic groups, the article looks at the multi-spatial character of communication and mobilization and its consequences for expression and communication of cultural and political belonging. Diasporic groups represent some of the most significant minorities across European nation-states. While living in – and in many cases being citizens of – European nation-states, they also sustain political and cultural connections across boundaries, largely through the media. This article argues that diasporic minority groups use the media in complex ways that feed back into their sense of cultural and political belonging. Only if we examine the diverse and complex ways in which minorities use the media to make sense of the world around them, can we begin to understand the wider significance of media and communications for minorities’ cultural and political representation and belonging.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.ecmi.de/publications/jemie/
Additional Information: © 2014 ECMI
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 11:55
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2019 23:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59083

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