Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora

9780774835787: Hardback
Release Date: 15th April 2018

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Release Date: 1st October 2018

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Release Date: 1st April 2018

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Release Date: 23rd April 2018

5 photos, 17 tables

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 248

UBC Press

Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora

Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles

Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora moves past the conventional understanding of diasporic media as being for only diasporic communities to evaluate its broader role as media for all members of society.
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Media for diasporic communities have emerged in major cities and reflect a multicultural, multiethnic, and multilingual reality. 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.

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. Her research explores media, culture, and technology in communication, with a special interest in diasporic media in relation to cultural literacy, intercultural dialogue, and civic engagement in a multicultural society. Her research has been published in scholarly journals such as Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, the Canadian Journal of Communication, and Canadian Ethnic Studies.

There are only a small handful of studies that take seriously the work of conceptualizing “ethnic media” as diasporic studies. Sherry Yu’s detailed description of the structural challenges of diasporic media is unlike anything I have read before. It is an important contribution to a field that is dominated by textual study.

David C. Oh, associate professor of communication arts, Ramapo College of New Jersey