Media practices and the everyday cultures of transnational migrants are deeply interconnected. Mediating Migration narrates aspects of the migrant experience as shaped by the technologies of communication and the social, political and cultural configurations of neoliberal globalization. The book examines the mediated reinventions of transnational diasporic cultures, the emergence of new publics, and the manner in which nations and migrants connect. By placing migration and media practices in the same frame, the book offers a wide-ranging discussion of the contested politics of mobility and transnational cultures of diasporic communities as they are imagined, connected, and reproduced by various groups, individuals, and institutions. Drawing on current events, activism, cultural practices, and crises concerning immigration, this book is organized around themes legitimacy, recognition, publics, domesticity, authenticity that speak to the entangled interconnections between media and migration.Mediating Migration will be of interest to students in media, communication, and cultural studies. The book raises questions that cut across disciplines about cutting-edge issues of our times migration, mobility, citizenship, and mediated environments.
About the Author
Radha Sarma Hegde is Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University
Table of Contents
ContentsAcknowledgments1. Introduction2. Legitimacy: Accumulating Status3. Recognition: Politics and Technologies4. Publics: Eyeing Gender5. Domesticity: Digital Visions and Versions6. Authenticity: Pursuits of Auras7. Conclusion: Destinations and BeginningsNotesReferencesIndex