Popular media as public 'sphericules' for diasporic communities

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The dynamics of 'diasporic' video, television, cinema, music and Internet use - where peoples displaced from homelands by migration, refugee status or business and economic imperative use media to negotiate new cultural identities - offer challenges for how media and culture are understood in our times. Drawing on research published in Floating Lives: The Media and Asian Diasporas, on dynamics that are industrial (the pathways by which these media travel to their multifarious destinations), textual and audience-related (types of diasporic style and practice where popular culture debates and moral panics are played out in culturally divergent circumstances among communities marked by internal difference and external 'othering'), the article will interrogate further the nature of the public 'sphericules' formed around diasporic media.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Media Studies Reader
EditorsLaurie Ouellette
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780415801256, 9780415801249
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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