Mediated Crossroads. Identity, Youth Culture and Ethnicity

Theoretical and Methodological Challenges

Ingegerd Rydin
Ulrika Sjöberg
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The book Mediated Crossroads focuses on family, young people, ethnicity and the media in the context of increasing migration in contemporary Western societies. The book includes studies covering both media use and reception. It reflects on the growing interest in ethnic minorities – both on the macro and micro level – within media and cultural studies. The contributing authors present empirical work on the media and cultural practices of migrants in a wide range of countries such as Belgium, Finland, Greece, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K, and the empirical data are framed by theoretical discussions on a more general level. The collection of studies is characterized by a discursive, everyday life perspective, in which concrete cases of migrant life – with a focus on children, women, families or young people – in relation to media and popular culture are analysed. The book deals with central issues in ethnicity and media research, such as how diasporic groups negotiate their identities, cultural experiences and tradi tions in everyday life in an environment that is increasingly permeated by various media, not least the Internet.




Introduction. Establishing the Context of the Book
Ingegerd Rydin, Ulrika Sjöberg

Diasporic Identities and Mediated Experiences in Everyday Life
Olga Guedes Bailey

The Matter of Media in Transnational Everyday Life
Magnus Andersson

Media, Identity and Methodology. Reflections on Practice and Discourse
Ardis Storm-Mathisen, Jo Helle-Valle

Migration – Transnational Media and Diasporic Life in Switzerland
Heinz Moser, Thomas Hermann

Research Methods Used in Studying Media Consumption and Children in a Diaspora. A Case of Japanese Families in London
Kaoruko Kondo

Media Experiences of Young Immigrants in Greece. The Case of Preschool Filipinos in Athens
Evangelia Kourti

The Multiple Methodological Challenges of Ethnic-cultural Constructs. Focus on Media Research on Moroccan and Turkish Minorities in the Low Countries
Leen d’Haenens, Hasibe Gezduci, Joyce Koeman

Emerging Transnational Sensibility among Migrant Teenagers. Lessons Learned doing Media Research in Multiethnic Classrooms
Kaarina Nikunen

The Internet Life of FSU Immigrant Adolescents in Israel
Nelly Elias, Dafna Lemish

Internet as A Communicative Space for Identity Construction among Diaspora Families in Sweden
Ingegerd Rydin, Ulrika Sjöberg

Subject Index

Notes on Contributors


Mediated Crossroads. Identity, Youth Culture and Ethnicity


Pages: 223
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