Journal article

Multicultural broadcasting and diasporic video as public sphericules

S Cunningham, G Hawkins, A Yue, T Nguyen, J Sinclair

American Behavioral Scientist | Published : 2000


Broadcasting constitutes a major platform on which contemporary public cultures may be built and managed. However, mainstream broadcasting, even when its charter responsibilities focus on service to and representation of a culturally pluralistic social field, has limits as it seeks to meet these responsibilities. Diasporic video, although marginal to most national media ecologies, is important at a global level in addressing cultural maintenance and renewal. This factor is neglected in existing accounts of the emergence of a genuinely multicultural and international public culture. © 2000 Sage Publications, Inc.

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