Watching Arabic Television in Europe: From Diaspora to Hybrid Citizens

Watching Arabic Television in Europe: From Diaspora to Hybrid Citizens

by Christina Slade


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What are Arabic Europeans watching on television and how does it affect their identities as Europeans? New evidence from seven capitals shows that, far from being isolated in ethnic media ghettoes, they are critical news consumers in Arabic and European languages and engaged citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137352422
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Series: Palgrave Pivot
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christina Slade became Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University, UK, following deanships at City University London and Macquarie University Sydney. She was also Professor of Media Theory at Utrecht University where she led the project on Arabic speakers in Europe, which is the basis of this book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. 'Dark Tribalism': Does Arabic Television Undermine Integration in Europe? 2. Arabic Citizens of Europe: Nativism, Formal and Cultural Citizenship 3. Europe Remediated: a Transnational Public Sphere? 4. Television Diaries: Arab Media Consumption in the EU 5. 'Arabic is Important to Me': Making Sense of Media 6. 'Citizenship Means Belonging': Arabic Speaking Europeans 7. From Diaspora to Hybrid Citizen: Communicating across Difference Bibliography Index

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