Migrant Media

Migrant Media : Turkish Broadcasting and Multicultural Politics in Berlin

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In this innovative and thought-provoking study, Kira Kosnick explores the landscape of Turkish-language broadcasting in Berlin. From 24-hour radio broadcasting in Turkish to programming on Germany's national public broadcasting and local public access channels, Germany's largest immigrant minority has made its presence felt in German media. Satellite dishes have appeared in migrant neighborhoods all over the city, giving viewers access to Kurdish channels and broadcasts from Turkey. Kosnick draws on interviews with producers, her own participation in production work, and analysis of programs to elaborate a new approach to "migrant media" in relation to the larger cultural and political spaces through which immigrant life is imagined and created.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 3 b&w photos, 3 maps
  • 025321937X
  • 9780253219374
  • 1,546,582

Table of contents


1. Introduction
2. The History of Broadcasting for Migrants in Germany
3. Foreign Voices-Migrant Representation on Radio MultiKulti
4. The Gap between Culture and Cultures
5. Bringing the Nation Back In: Media Nationalism between Local and Transnational Articulations
6. Coping with "Extremism": Migrant Television Production on Berlin's Open Channel
7. Signifying with a Difference: Migrant Mediations in Local and Transnational Contexts
8. Conclusion

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. . . a splendid, theoretically provocative, and productive ethnography.July 2009 -- Y. Michal Bodemann * University of Toronto in Berlin * [Kosnick's] work contributes not only to the anthropology of media, but also to other areas of anthropology, such as community and migration studies. Her work is truly timely, as it offers answers to questions that German politicians are now (again) asking with populist overtones. March 2011 * H-SAE, H-Net Reviews *
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About Kira Kosnick

Kira Kosnick is Junior Professor of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
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