The Media of Diaspora
Mapping the Globe
Edited by Karim H. Karim
Routledge – 2006 – 256 pages
The Media of Diaspora examines how diasporic communities have used new communications media to maintain and develop community ties on a local and transnational level. This collection of essays from a wide range of different diasporic contexts is a unique contribution to the field.
1. Mapping Diasporic Mediascapes Section I. Film, Radio, Television, Video 2. National, Nostalgia and Bollywood: In the tracks of Twice-Displaced Community 3. Scattered Voices, Global Vision: Indigenous Peoples and the New Media Nation4. Narrowcasting in Diaspora: Middle Eastern Television in Los Angeles5. Mi Programa es su Programa: Tele/Visions of a Spanish-Language Diaspora in North America 6. Diaspora, Homeland and Communication Technologies 7. Banal Transnationalism: The Difference that Television Makes 8. Video and Macedonians in Australia9. Actually Existing Hybridity: Vietnamese Diasporic Music Video Section II Computer Mediated Communication 10. Communication and Diasporic Islam: A Virtual Ummah?11. Globalization and Hybridity: The Construction of Greekness on the Internet 13. Rhodesians in Hyperspace: The Maintenance of national and cultural identity14. The Movements for Free Tibet: Cyberspace and the Ambivalence of Cultural Translation 15. Ghanaian Seventh Day Adventists On and Offline: Problematising the Virtual Communities Discourse
Karim H. Karim is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carlton University in Ottawa, Canada. He previously worked as a multiculturalsm policy analyst. His book Islamic Peril: Media and Global Violence won the 2001 Robinson Prize. He has also written on diasporic cummunication, the social contexts of technology, new media policies, multiculturalism, and social development in Muslim societies.