Diaspora and Media Working Group
This Working Group aims to examine the role of diaspora groups in the production and consumption of the media from a variety of perspectives including the roles of cultural and discursive practices, the implications of new information technologies, the nature of globally dispersed diasporic communities.
Co-Chair: Sofía Cavalcanti Zanforlin (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil) [Contact]
Co-Chair: Jessica Retis (California State University Northridge, United States) [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Sumana Chattopadhyay (Marquette University, United States) [Contact]
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This Working Group is concerned with the production and consumption of the media by globally dispersed diasporic communities. The changing relationship between diasporas and globalisation is examined in the light of the transnationalisation of the media and the reconfigurations of place, space and culture that affect everyday life for diasporic communities. Areas of interest include the interplay of the transnational and the local in diasporic communications, diasporic communications and identities, audiences and diasporic cultural politics, diasporic cultural production and consumption, and the tension between integration, cultural separatism and hybridity. This Working Group is also associated with Media Production and Consumption theme.
IAMCR's Diaspora and Media Working Group invites proposals that reflect the section's interest.
Conference theme: “Hegemony or Resistance? The Ambiguous Power of Communication”
The IAMCR Diaspora and the Media Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the IAMCR 2014 conference to be held from 15 to 19 July, 2014 in Hyderabad, India.
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The conference will be...
Media research and theory has given a great deal of attention over the last three decades to increasing flows of media products and services on a global scale, it has only recently...