Middle Eastern minorities and the media

Authored by: Elizabeth Monier

Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138649040
eBook ISBN: 9781315626031
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315626031-27

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Abstract

Media has become an increasingly popular field of study as communications technology develops and our world becomes more interconnected. Its application to the study of minority politics is a useful addition because it both demonstrates the potential social, political, and cultural applications of media as technology develops and offers insights into how a minority community behaves and evolves as it experiences processes of minoritization. It thereby provides one framework for the investigation of the construction of collective identities by providing a source of visual and cultural artefacts for analysis. This chapter will provide some general background on the relationship between minorities and media in the Middle East in order to put the discussion of the goals and practices of minority media into context. It will then illustrate the ways in which media is used and discuss whether common aims can be identified.

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