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Floating Lives By John Sinclair

Floating Lives by John Sinclair

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This is an examination of media and communication within disaporic ethnic communities in Australia: the Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese and Thai communities. The study explores the ethnic community as a force in negotiating new hybrid identities and experiences common to disaporic groups worldwide.

Floating Lives Summary

Floating Lives: The Media and Asian Diasporas by John Sinclair

Floating Lives is a unique examination of media and communication within diasporic ethnic communities, using in-depth studies of some of Australia's main Asian diasporic groups: the Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai communities. Going beyond conventional cross-cultural studies of mainstream media consumption, this book explores the ethnic community as a determining force in negotiating new hybrid identities and cultures-and demonstrates experiences common to diasporic communities worldwide.

Floating Lives Reviews

The first detailed study of the topic. . . . To be congratulated for providing all-too-rare insights to [emigrant communities'] worlds-within-worlds [and] the media that connects them with 'home.' * Southern Cross *
Floating Lives transcends its analysis of diasporic groups in Australia to provide insights applicable to diasporas in any country. A vital contribution to television studies and to our understanding of cross-cultural communication, this book is destined to be a classic. -- Toby Miller, New York University
This excellent book . . . represents an important trend in cultural and media studies, not just towards a more ethnographic approach to the consumption of media texts, but also towards a recognition of the complexity of the cultural flows operating both locally and globally. * Media International Australia *

About John Sinclair

Stuart Cunningham is professor and head of the School of Media and Journalism, Queensland University of Technology, and a deputy director of the Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy. John Sinclair is professor in the Department of Communication, Language, and Cultural Studies at Victoria University of Technology in Melbourne.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Diasporas and the Media Chapter 2 Chinese Cosmopolitanism and Media Use Chapter 3 Popular Media of the Vietnamese Diaspora Chapter 4 Bollywood Down Under: Fiji Indian Cultural History and Popular Assertion Chapter 5 Mi Arai Mai Mai Mai? Thai-Australian Video Ways

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NLS9780742511361
9780742511361
0742511367
Floating Lives: The Media and Asian Diasporas by John Sinclair
New
Paperback
Rowman & Littlefield
2001-07-25
272
N/A
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