By John Sinclair

Floating Lives is a different exam of media and conversation inside of diasporic ethnic groups, utilizing in-depth reviews of a few of Australia's major Asian diasporic teams: the chinese language, Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai groups. Going past traditional cross-cultural reports of mainstream media intake, this e-book explores the ethnic group as a settling on strength in negotiating new hybrid identities and cultures―and demonstrates stories universal to diasporic groups around the world

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Asia-in-Australia If we are concerned, at the broadest level, with cultural diversity and its articulations to the media, and if there are communities of particularly southern European non-English speaking background which are larger and longer established in Australia, why the focus on Asia? Despite fluctations in the rhetorics surrounding Australia's "Asian future" (from Paul Keating's "a peaceful multicultural nation in Asia" to John Howard's overly cautious withdrawal from any direct identification as part of the region), and in particular economistically driven concerns about the region's financial health, the focus of this book underlines the ongoing and inescapable interpenetration of"Asia-in-Australia" and charts some of the cultural dynamics and policy implications that flow from this.

Finally, consumption in the home of these and other communication media products and services was studied via a two-stage approach involving a household survey linked to more specific, qualitative ethnographic case studies. The Chinese in Australia: Global Diaspora in Microcosm Size and Composition of the Chinese-origin Population From the point of view of how immigrant communities can use communications media, whether to maintain their cultural identity or to adapt to a new environment, the Chinese in Australia provide a valuable case study, as they present a microcosm of both the past and present Chinese global diaspora.

Gunew, 1993), very little is known about such diasporic communities' audiovisual media use. g. Bednall, 1988) provide valuable data from questionnaire-style surveys, but fail to interrogate the dynamics of cultural maintenance and negotiation. Additionally, while SBS-TV stands as the major single contribution to serving the broadcasting needs of Australia's multicultural society, there is little publicly available research into SBS's relations with Asian-language communities. Public "Sphericules" and Policy Scenarios If we eschew a singular focus on diasporic imagination as an "ontological condition" occupied by the migrant subject, in what sense is the diasporic a series of public or civic cultures, particularly as they exist in a transnational, global space, and what (national) public policy challenges do they continue to pose?

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