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Editorial introduction: media and minorities in multicultural Europe

By Roger Silverstone and Myria Georgiou

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This issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies focuses on the role of the media in an increasingly multicultural Europe. It investigates the significance of a diversity of media through an analysis of a diversity of cultures and cultural practices. It links often-small-scale specific empirical studies of particular media or minorities with big questions that go to the heart of current intellectual debates on the present and future character of fluid societies and conflicting identities. In so doing it takes media seriously. Without presuming their centrality, contributors nevertheless take as their starting-point the reasonableness of inquiring into the ways in which engagement with media—with print, broadcast, internet media—may be seen as key resources in the struggles for visibility, presence, community, influence and symbolic power which many, if not all, minority groups seek. This introductory paper identifies key questions and issues for debate, and presents an integrated summary of the papers that follow

Topics: HT Communities. Classes. Races, DA Great Britain
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1080/13691830500058943
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:16810
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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