Floating Lives: The Media and Asian Diasporas

Front Cover
Stuart Cunningham, John Sinclair
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Jun 6, 2001 - Social Science - 272 pages
Floating Lives is a unique examination of media and communication within diasporic ethnic communities, using in-depth studies of some of Australia's main Asian diasporic groups: the Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai communities. Going beyond conventional cross-cultural studies of mainstream media consumption, this book explores the ethnic community as a determining force in negotiating new hybrid identities and cultures—and demonstrates experiences common to diasporic communities worldwide.
 

Contents

Diasporas and the Media
1
Chinese Cosmopolitanism and Media Use
35
Popular Media of the Vietnamese Diaspora
91
Hollywood Down Under Fiji Indian Cultural History and Popular Assertion
136
Mi Arai Mai Mai Mai? ThaiAustralian Video ways
185
Select Bibliography
217
Index
237
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Stuart Cunningham is professor and head of the School of Media and Journalism, Queensland University of Technology, and a deputy director of the Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy. John Sinclair is professor in the Department of Communication, Language, and Cultural Studies at Victoria University of Technology in Melbourne.

Bibliographic information