Cultural Diversity and Global Media: The Mediation of by Eugenia Siapera

By Eugenia Siapera

Cultural variety and international Media explores the connection among the media and multiculturalism.

  • Summarises and significantly discusses present techniques to multiculturalism and the media from a world perspecive
  • Explores either the theoretical debates and empirical findings on multiculturalism and the media
  • Assumes the hot viewpoint of mediation of cultural range, which significantly combines components of prior theories on the way to achieve a greater knowing of the connection among the media and cultural variety
  • Explores media ‘moments’ of creation, illustration and intake, whereas incorporating arguments on their moving roles and bounds
  • Examines individually the function of the net, that is associated with many alterations in styles of media construction, illustration and to elevated chances for diasporic and transnational verbal exchange
  • includes pedagogical positive factors that permit readers to appreciate and significantly interact with the fabric, and attracts upon and reports an in depth bibliography, delivering an invaluable reference software.

Content:
Chapter 1 (Re)thinking Cultural range and the Media (pages 1–13):
Chapter 2 Theorizing the state (pages 14–28):
Chapter three sorts of Multiculturalism (pages 29–45):
Chapter four Theories of Multiculturalism (pages 46–59):
Chapter five Media Theories and Cultural variety (pages 60–77):
Chapter 6 Media creation and variety (pages 78–93):
Chapter 7 Minority and Diasporic Media (pages 94–110):
Chapter eight Theories of illustration (pages 111–130):
Chapter nine Regimes of illustration (pages 131–148):
Chapter 10 Self?Representations of Cultural variety (pages 149–164):
Chapter eleven Audiences and Cultural variety (pages 165–182):
Chapter 12 Cultural variety on-line (pages 183–197):

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Autonomy and self-sufficiency are the new keywords of this integration. The host society, on the other hand, needs to set some procedures of civic integration to measure and test the levels of integration. Thus, the Netherlands has implemented a Newcomer Integration Law (1998), comprising a twelve-month course in Dutch language, culture, and politics, as well as preparation for employment. The revised 2006 version further requires that migrants pay in full for this course. Joppke (2007) notes that this type of civic integration is becoming increasingly common, and sees in it a shift towards the obligations of migrants rather than their rights.

In the words of Nathan Glazier’s and Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s classic work Beyond the Melting Pot “the point about the melting pot … is that it did not happen” (quoted in Joppke, 1996: 464). What Glazer and Moynihan were suggesting was the failure of “Americanization” policies to succeed in replacing ethnic cultures with an American one. This may be attributed to the persistent nature of ethnic identification (see the discussion of “primordialist” theories in Chapter 2). Alternatively, it may be seen as a kind of “return of the repressed,” with a resurgence of ethnic cultures following the explosion of the civil rights movements that allowed for the free expression of thoughts and ideas and encouraged pride in one’s identity.

Thus, the French assimilation policy, ostensibly based on individuality and equality, is evidently not as color blind as some of its supporters insist. In practice, assimilation policies meant that although people were allowed to practice their religion, customs, and so on (insofar as those did not clash with French values and customs), they enjoyed no special treatment or indeed any concessions. At the same time, children born to foreign parents had, until 1993, automatic rights to French citizenship.

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