Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora: Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles

Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora: Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles

By Sherry S. Yu

Media for diasporic communities have emerged in major cities, such as Vancouver and Los Angeles, that reflect a multicultural, multiethnic, and multilingual reality. Both conventional media and increasingly prevalent digital spaces link migrants locally in their new homes and globally with their old homes. But do these media serve their respective communities exclusively, or are they available and accessible to members of greater society at large?

Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora explores structural and institutional challenges and opportunities for these media and suggests policy directions with the aim of fostering broader intercultural dialogue. Using case studies of Korean media in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Sherry Yu examines the potential of an intercultural media system for culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse societies. She reveals the structural and institutional conditions that promote or hinder broader availability and accessibility of diasporic media, which would improve cultural literacy, intercultural dialogue, and civic engagement.

Contents

Introduction: Understanding Media in Multicultural Cities
1 Conceptualizing Media in a Multicultural Society
2 Multicultural or Intercultural? Policies and Media Practices in a Multicultural Society
3 Korean Diasporic Media in Vancouver
4 Korean Diasporic Media in Los Angeles
5 Locality, Ethnicity, and Emerging Trends
6 The Intercultural Media System and Related Policy Areas
Notes
References
Index

Sherry S. Yu is an assistant professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, and a member of IAMCR.

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora: Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles
Author: Sherry S. Yu
Published: 2018
Pages: 248
Publisher: UBC Press

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