Title
A semi-public diasporic space : Turkish film screenings in BelgiumA semi-public diasporic space : Turkish film screenings in Belgium
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Research group
Visual and Digital Cultures Research Center (ViDi)
Publication type
article
Publication
München,
Subject
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Communications : the European journal of communication research. - München, 1976, currens
Volume/pages
36(2011):4, p. 395-414
ISSN
0341-2059
1613-4087
ISI
000298865800001
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This article presents an analysis of Turkish film screenings in Belgium as a case study of diasporic media practices in Europe. Turkish blockbusters have only recently become part of the programs of Belgian mainstream film theaters. This study provides insight into both historical and recent dynamics that characterize this new film and audience segment in film exhibition. After analyzing transnational patterns of distribution, selection and promotion (in Belgium and in Europe), we put forward that changing circulation patterns and the associated power relations (co-)define the social and spatial conditions of reception, resulting in the creation of new semi-public diasporic spaces. Thus, the links between the political economy of media and audience research are discussed The findings of this article are based on archival and press research and a series of semi-structured expert interviews with exhibition and distribution professionals, as well as social workers and representatives from Turkish cultural associations.
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