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Title
Connections that matter : the relative importance of ethnic-cultural origin, age and generation in media uses among diasporic youth in Belgium
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of children and media. - Colchester
Publication
Colchester : 2015
ISSN
1748-2798 [print]
1748-2801 [online]
Volume/pages
9:3(2015), p. 277-293
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 02.04.2015
Last edited 20.06.2017
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