Ethnic Minority Media: An International Perspective

Ethnic Minority Media provides an important addition to the literature on media-minority relations….. --Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association This anthology takes a leap forward, bringing together material from cultures seldom linked before. Its strength is in the editor's insightful introduction, the diversity of chapters, and the scope of analysis. The collection promises to enrich scholarship and curricula; it provides opportunities to compare media experiences of aboriginal peoples in Australia, Chile, Canada, Greenland, Hawaii, and Alaska with those of minority peoples in France, Israel, Wales, Ireland, Algeria, and New York. --Canadian Journal of Communication. Does minority media contribute to ethnic cohesion and cultural maintenance? Or does an ethnic media encourage assimilation into the dominant culture by espousing that culture's products, images, and values? Ethnic Minority Media explores these issues by providing a broad sampling of case studies that span a variety of ethnic minorities and countries. Each case study presents the different cultural, political, and economic conditions that figure prominently in the media's role in ethnic survival or demise. The contributors, many of them internationally regarded journalists, primarily study the print and broadcast media that minorities have established for their communities. They focus on previously neglected minority media in the United States (Hispanic and Native), Great Britain (Welsh), Ireland (Irish), Canada (Native), Australia (Aboriginal), Israel (Romanian), France (Occitan and Basque), Greenland (Inuit), Chile (Native), and Algeria (Berber). They analyze this phenomena on many levels, defining crucial terms, considering different audiences, and contrasting ethnic and mainstream media.

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