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U.S. Media and Migration : Refugee Oral Histories (Paperback) (Sarah C. Bishop)
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Each year, films, television, books, and music inform the expectations and experiences of refugees relocating to the US. Using oral history, ethnography, and close readings of media texts, Bishop probes the myriad and sometimes conflicting ways refugees interpret and use mediated representations of life in America. Giving voice to seventy-four different narrators, the book provides answers to questions such as: What does one learn about an unfamiliar place by consuming media about it? How does media help or hinder refugees' sense of belonging? And, how does the US government use media to guide refugees' understanding of American norms, standards, and ideals?
Number of Pages: 211
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Emigration + Immigration, Media Studies, Ethnic Studies / General
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Sarah C. Bishop
Street Date: December 22, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-8158
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