Media as an identity negotiator among "Swedish" children in Athens and "Japanese" in London

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Media as an identity negotiator among "Swedish" children in Athens and "Japanese" in London
Author(s) Sjöberg, Ulrika ; Kaoruko, Kondo
Date 2012
English abstract
With its transcultural perspective this paper looks at how families (i.e., parents and children) talk about children’s identity and the importance of mothers’ homeland media for the children, who are surrounded by a global popular media culture. Both studies used similar methods: interviews, participant observation, and photo-taking. The analysis shows the complexity of identity formation and the need to apply a contextual and relational perspective when wanting to understand the roles of media in the process of forming identity. The mothers’ homeland media is an important construction tool in the process and helps the children not only with languages but also catch up with information about peers in mothers’ homeland.
Link http://www.davidpublishing.com/show.html?4917 (external link to publication)
Publisher David Publishing
Host/Issue Journalism and Mass Communication;1
Volume 2
ISSN 2160-6579
Pages 250-262
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) comparative research
migration
children
identity
homeland media use
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14855 (link to this page)

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