Title
Connections that matter : the relative importance of ethnic-cultural origin, age and generation in media uses among diasporic youth in BelgiumConnections that matter : the relative importance of ethnic-cultural origin, age and generation in media uses among diasporic youth in Belgium
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Research group
Media, policy and culture
Publication type
article
Publication
Colchester,
Subject
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Journal of children and media. - Colchester
Volume/pages
9(2015):3, p. 277-293
ISSN
1748-2798
1748-2801
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Most research on diasporic media use in Flanders (Belgium) focuses on second-generation adolescents belonging to the two largest non-European groups of migrants, Moroccans and Turks. This leads to a limited knowledge of the broader diasporic population and makes it difficult to ascertain how media use is related to age and generation (both in terms of migration and in terms of digital media access), independent of belonging to a specific ethnic-cultural group. To explore these issues, 30 adolescents from 16 national backgrounds and their parents were interviewed. Despite their diverse cultural backgrounds, clear generational differences were found, the younger participants demonstrating shared media uses and preferences (e.g. focusing more on entertainment and less on the country of origin). Although ethnic roots are important, age and generation are primary factors for understanding media uses and preferences among diasporic audiences, which cautions against an exclusive focus on ethnic-cultural identity in research.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/6df2c7/9776.pdf
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/c4d9ea/124343.pdf
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