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Migrant Media Turkish Broadcasting and Multicultural Politics in Berlin by Kira Kosnick

Migrant Media Turkish Broadcasting and Multicultural Politics in Berlin

Part of the New Anthropologies of Europe Series


Migrant Media Turkish Broadcasting and Multicultural Politics in Berlin by Kira Kosnick

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.


[D]irectly addresses a burgeoning field of inquiry concerned with multiculturalism in Europe and the formation of transnational public spheres.... [A] model of clarity and rigor in its arguments, and the case study material is presented in a sympathetic and engaging way. -Martin Stokes, University of Chicago This book makes an excellent contribution to existing scholarly literatures on media and migration in Europe [and also] helps to define a new subfield in the anthropology of media, which I might call 'migrant media
in comparison with the literature on

'indigenous media'
from the 1980s and 1990s.

-Dominic Boyer, Cornell University [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. -H-SAE, H-Net Reviews, March 2011 ... a splendid, theoretically provocative, and productive ethnography. -Y. Michal Bodemann, University of Toronto in Berlin, H-German, July 2009

About the Author

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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Publication date

12th December 2007


Kira Kosnick

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Indiana University Press


256 pages


Media studies



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