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Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change : Comedia - Marie Gillespie

Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change

Comedia

Hardcover Published: 4th May 1995
ISBN: 9780415096744
Number Of Pages: 252

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For 'ethnic minorities' in Britain, broadcast TV provides powerful representations of national and 'western' culture. In Southall - which has the largest population of 'South Asians' outside the Indian sub-continent - the VCR furnishes Hindi films, 'sacred soaps' such as the Mahabharata, and family videos of rites of passage, as well as mainstream American films. Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change examines how TV and video are being used to recreate cultural traditions within the 'South Asian' diaspora, and how they are also catalysing cultural change in this local community.
Marie Gillespie explores how young people negotiate between the parental and peer, local and global, national and international contexts and culturess which traverse their lives. Articulating their own preoccupations with television narratives, they both reaffirm and challenge parental traditions, formulating their own aspirations towards cultural change.
Marie Gillespie's in-depth study offers an invaluable survey of how cultures are shaped and changed through people's recreative reception of the media.

List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Southall: Chota Punjab, west Londonp. 29
Living fieldwork - writing ethnographyp. 48
Local uses of the media: Negotiating culture and identityp. 76
Coming of age in Southall: TV news talkp. 109
Neighbours and gossip: Kinship, courtship and communityp. 142
Cool bodies: TV ad talkp. 175
Conclusionp. 205
Appendix: Southall Youth Survey (1989-1990)p. 210
Bibliographyp. 220
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780415096744
ISBN-10: 041509674X
Series: Comedia
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 4th May 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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