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Migrant Media Turkish Broadcasting and Multicultural Politics in Berlin

by Kira Kosnick

Part of the New Anthropologies of Europe Series

Migrant Media Turkish Broadcasting and Multicultural Politics in Berlin Synopsis

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.

Migrant Media Turkish Broadcasting and Multicultural Politics in Berlin Press Reviews

. . . 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253219374
Publication date: 12th December 2007
Author: Kira Kosnick
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Media studies,

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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