Transnational audiences and the reception of television news: A study of Mexicans in Los Angeles

Moreno-Esparza, Gabriel (2011) Transnational audiences and the reception of television news: A study of Mexicans in Los Angeles. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken. ISBN 9783846505250

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Our understanding of migration has recently benefited from research focused on the media use of populations displaced by global forces. One key finding has been that on-the-move peoples engage with their countries of birth as they go about their daily lives in their places of residence. This phenomenon requires us to understand social realities as constituted by the processes of national societies, as well as by the consequences of distant human action and events. This book takes this perspective on board. By way of methodological triangulation, it yields an account of 67 residents of Mexican origin living in Los Angeles, the television news consumption of whose has led them to talk about and reflect upon their everyday existences. The latter were clearly defined by interactions with individuals and information about developments across a variety of locations throughout the US, Mexico and further afield. In many ways, this book concludes, the reception analysis of transnational audiences opens a venue in which to explore the formation of global identities, exploring an alternative paradigm to that of cultural assimilation, as maintained by the present academic establishment.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P300 Media studies
T700 American studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 09:33
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:17

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