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Gender, Migration and the Media

1st Edition

Edited by Myria Georgiou


156 pages

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This volume brings together a number of experts who explore conceptual and policy challenges, as well as empirical realities, associated with gender and migration in highly mediated societies. The need to more systematically address the gendered experience of migration, especially in relation to political and cultural representation, is in the core of the discussions that unfold in this book. The book's chapters address a number of critical questions in relation to the representation of women as members of communities and as outsiders in culturally diverse societies. In doing so, the collection pays particular attention to the sphere of media and communications. Mediated communication has become crucially important in the construction of meanings of identity and citizenship, while the media have taken centre stage in framing debates on migration, border control and gender representations in culturally diverse societies. Gender, Migration and the Media presents a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary understanding of the practices and the consequences of mediated communication for identity and citizenship.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Part I: Conceptual and policy interrogations 2. Access denied: The anatomy of silence, immobilization and the gendered migrant 3. Getting integration right? Media transnationalism and domopolitics in Irelend 4. Do Turkish women in the diaspora build social capital? Evidence from the Low Countries 5. Intersectionality and mediated cultural production in a globalized post-colonial world Part II: Engendered diasporic mediascapes 6. Watching soap opera in the diaspora: Cultural proximity or critical proximity? 7. Online mediations in transnational spaces: Cosmopolitan (Re-)formations of belonging and identity in the Turkish diaspora 8. Migrant African women: Tales of agency and belonging 9. Identities in-between: The impact of satellite broadcasting on Greek Orthodox minority (Rum Polites) women’s perception of their identities in Turkey

About the Editor

Myria Georgiou teaches in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics (LSE), UK. Her research focuses on questions of identity construction within mediated urban and transnational spaces. Previous publications include Transnational Lives and the Media: Reimagining Diasporas (2007) and Diaspora, Identity and the Media: Diasporic Transnationalism and Mediated Spatialities (2006).

About the Series

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Race, ethnicity and nationalism are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the present global environment. New antagonisms have emerged which require a rethinking of traditional theoretical and empirical perspectives. The books in this series are based on special issues of Ethnic and Racial Studies, the leading journal for the analysis of these issues throughout the world. Expert authors and editors present interdisciplinary research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, geography, international relations, history, social psychology and cultural studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General