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[Commlist] New Book: The Handbook of Diaspora, Media and Culture

Tue May 07 11:44:32 GMT 2019

New book:

*The Handbook of Diaspora, Media and Culture*

Edited by Jessica Retis and Roza Tsagarousinanou

Co-published by IAMCR and Wiley Blackwell

Wiley Webpage:

ISBN 9781119236702 | Hardcover | April 2019 | $210

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Over the past three decades, the term ‘diaspora’ has been featured in many research studies and in wider theoretical debates in areas such as communications, the humanities, social sciences, politics, and international relations. The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture explores new dimensions of human mobility and connectivity—presenting state-of-the-art research and key debates on the intersection of media, cultural, and diasporic studies.

The Handbook presents contributions from internationally-recognized scholars and researchers to strengthen understanding of diasporas and diasporic cultures, diasporic media and cultural resources, and the various forms of diasporic organization, expression, production, distribution, and consumption.

The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, lecturers, and researchers in areas that focus on the relationship of media and society, ethnic identity, race, class and gender, globalization and immigration, and other relevant fields.

*Table of Contents:*

1.Diasporas, Media, and Culture: Exploring Dimensions of Human Mobility and Connectivity in the Era of Global Interdependency. /Roza Tsagarousianou and Jessica Retis/

2.Diasporas: Changing Meanings and Limits of the Concept. /Robin Cohen/

3.Digital Diasporas: Beyond the Buzzword: Toward a Relational Understanding of Mobility and Connectivity. /Laura Candidatu, Koen Leurs, and Sandra Ponzanesi/

4.The Tragedy of the Cultural Commons: Cultural Crossroads and the Paradoxes of Identity. /Thomas Hylland Eriksen/

5. Diaspora and the Plurality of Its Cosmopolitan Imaginaries. /Myria Georgiou/

6.Beyond the Concept of Diaspora?: Reevaluating our Theoretical Toolkit Through the Study of Muslim Transnationalism. /Roza Tsagarousianou/

7. Doing Diasporic Media Research: Methodological Challenges and Innovations. /Kevin Smets/

8. Homogenizing Heterogeneity in Transnational Contexts: Latin American Diasporas and the Media in the Global North. /Jessica Retis/

9.Unraveling Diaspora and Hybridity: Brazil and the Centrality of Geopolitical Context in Analyzing Culture in Global Postcolonial Space. /Niall Brennan/

10. Media, Racism, and Haitian Immigration in Brazil. /Denise Cogo and Terezinha Silva/

11. China’s Vessel on the Voyage of Globalization: The Soft Power Agenda and Diasporic Media Responses. /Wanning Sun/

12. Digital Diaspora: Social Alliances Beyond the Ethnonational Bond. /Saskia Witteborn/

13. Transnational Mediated Commemoration of Migrant Deaths at the Borders of Europe. /Karina Horsti/

14. The Politics of Diasporic Integration: The Case of Iranians in Britain. /Annabelle Sreberny and Reza Gholami/

15. Scripting Indianness: Remediating Narratives of Diasporic Affiliation and Authenticity. /Radha S. Hegde/

16. Media Representations of Diasporic Cultures and the Impact on Audiences: Polarization, Power, and the Limits of Interculturality. /Miquel Rodrigo‐Alsina, Antonio Pineda, and Leonarda Garcia‐Jimenez/

17. Toward a Democratization of the Public Space?: Challenges for the Twenty‐First Century. /Alicia Ferrandez Ferrer/

18. Decolonizing National Public Spheres: Indigenous Migrants as Transnational Counterpublics. /Antonieta Mercado/

19. The Power of Communication Networks for the Political Formation of a New Social Actor in Chile: The Case of Migrant Action Movement. /Ximena Poo/

20. Making National Cultures: Sindhis in Indonesia’s Media Industries. /Thomas Barker/

21. Reporting Violence and Naming Migrants in Assam: The Coverage of Anti‐“Bengali Muslim” Violence in Assam by The Assam Tribune Newspaper. /Musab Iqbal/

22. Media and Nationalism Beyond Borders. /Janroj Yilmaz Keles/

23. Online Diasporas: Beyond Long‐Distance Nationalisms. /Angeliki Monnier/

24. Somali Development Agents as Development Communicators: Visions and “Religious” Challenges. /Michele Gonnelli/

25. The Mediation of Migration and States of Exception. /Miyase Christensen and Christian Christensen/

26. Intersections and (Dis)Connections: LGBTQ Uses of Digital Media in the Diaspora. /Alexander Dhoest/

27. Sri Lankan Migrant Women Watching Teledramas in Melbourne: A Social Act of Identity. /Shashini Ruwanthi Gamage/

28. Digital Diasporas: Accounting for the Role of Family Talk in Transnational Social Spaces. /Gabriel Moreno‐Esparza/

29. Italian Post‐war Migration to Britain: Cinema and the Second Generation. /Margherita Sprio/

30. Between Access and Exclusion: Iranian Diasporic Broadcasting in Open TV Channels in Germany. /Christine Horz/

31. Low Frequencies in the Diaspora: The Black Subaltern Intellectual and Hip‐Hop Cultures. /Bryce Henson/

32. Facebook for Community, Direct Action, and Archive: Diaspora Responses to the 2014 Floods in the Balkans. /Deborah James/

33. The Romanian Scientific E‐Diaspora: Online Mobilization, Transnational Agency, and Globalization of Domestic Policies. /Mihaela Nedelcu/

34. Refugees, Information Precarity, and Social Inclusion: The Precarious Communication Practices of Syrians Fleeing War. /Melissa Wall, Madeline Otis Campbell, and Dana Janbek/

35. Racial and Class Distinctions Online: The Case of the Mexican European Diaspora on Social Networking Sites. /Lorena Nessi and Olga Bailey/

36. Physical and Virtual Spaces Among the Palestinian Diaspora in Malmo. /Fanny Christou and Spyros Sofos/

37. Developing and Defending Mixed Identity: Lessons from the Caribbean Diaspora. /Charisse L’Pree Corsbie‐Massay and Raven S. Maragh-Lloyd/

38. Latino and Asian as Pan‐Ethnic Layers of Identity and Media Use Among Second‐Generation Immigrants. /Joseph Straubhaar, Laura Dixon, Jeremiah Spence, and Viviana Rojas/

39. Migration, Transnational Families, and New Communication Technologies. /Mirca Madianou/


*About the Editors*

*Roza Tsagarousianou* is Reader in Media and Communication, CAMRI, University of Westminster, UK. She is author of /Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks/ and of /Diasporic Cultures and Globalization/, and co-author of /Cyberdemocracy: Technology, Cities & Civic Networks/.

*Jessica Retis* is Associate Professor of Journalism, California State University Northridge, USA. She is author of /Immigrant Media Spaces in Madrid: Genesis and Evolution/, and co-author of /BBC & TVE Daily Newscasts: Professionals and Audiences' Discourses/. She has edited several works including /Immigration and Media: Proposals for Journalists/.

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