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Type: Journal article
Title: Media and the limits of transnational solidarity: unanswered questions in the relationship between diaspora, communication and community
Author: Budarick, J.
Citation: Global Media and Communication, 2014; 10(2):139-153
Publisher: Sage
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 1742-7665
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John Budarick
Abstract: In this article, I critically analyse the relationship between media and conceptualisations of diaspora as a form of imagined transnational community. Despite the central place of transnational media in understandings of diasporic communities, there is yet to be a sustained dialogue between theoretical understandings of diaspora and diaspora media studies. I argue that the role of transnational media in conceptualisations of diaspora is too often reduced to the facilitation of cross-border communities. Not enough attention is paid to the alternative possibilities, including the potential of media to challenge cross-border solidarities in ways that fundamentally undermine prevalent understandings of the media and diaspora relationship. As a way to address this issue, it is important that studies of diaspora and media incorporate non-diasporic media into their analyses.
Keywords: Communication; community; diaspora; media; transnationalism
Rights: © The Author(s) 2014
DOI: 10.1177/1742766514540070
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