Rowman and Littlefield International
Media and Participation in Post-Migrant Societies

Media and Participation in Post-Migrant Societies

Edited by Tanja Thomas, MerleMarie Kruse, and Miriam Stehling

Publication Date: Apr 2019

Pages 300


Hardback 9781786607256
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Ebook 9781786607263
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In contemporary media cultures, media are part of the most important sites where collective
representations and narrations of a post‐migrant civic culture are (re‐)negotiated. At the
same time, they offer powerful resources and instruments for civic participation and collaboration.
Media and Participation in PostMigrant Societies addresses an important shortcoming in
the research on participation in media cultures by introducing a special focus on post-migrant
conditions to the discussion – both as conceptual refinements and as empirical studies.
The contributions of this book provide diverse analyses of the conditions, possibilities,
but also constraints for participation and the role of media communication in the reshaping
of civic culture in post‐migrant societies.

Introduction, Merle‐Marie Kruse, Miriam Stehling & Tanja Thomas / Part I: Conceptual Perspectives on Media and Participation in PostMigrant Societies / 1. Media, Participation and Collaboration in PostMigrant Societies, Miriam Stehling, Tanja Thomas &
Merle‐Marie Kruse / 2. Migrants and Media: Contingencies and Stages of Integration and Participation, Peter Dahlgren / 3. Dangerous Precarity: Sexual Politics and Nativist Framings of Migrant Eligibilities, Radha S. Hegde / Part II: Visibilities and Vulnerabilities of Refugees and Migrants in Media and Art / 4. Between the Vulnerable and the Dangerous: Refugees in British Press, Rafal Zaborowski / 5. The Migrumpies – Exploring the Potentials of Film Comedy for Convivial Civic Culture, Brigitte Hipfl / 6. What Can Feminist Art Do for Refugees? Pussy Riot, M.I.A., Crocheted Olek, and Candice Breitz, Katarzyna Marciniak / Part III: Ambiguities and Contestation in Social Media / 7. The Digital Passage to Europe for Syrian and Iraqi Refugees: Smartphones, Social Networks and the Search for Safety, Marie Gillespie / 8. »It Only Took a Minute« – The Migration Crisis, Volunteering and Social Media, Anne Kaun & Julie Uldam / 9. Sentiment driven demands and scenarios for political participation in nativist SNS, Fabian Virchow / Part IV: Voice and Agency of Marginalized Actors in PostMigrant Societies / 10. PostMigrant Media Production: Collaboration
or Cooperation?, Viktorija Ratković / 11. Integrating Listening in Media Institutions,
Tanja Dreher / 12. Memorialization, Participation and SelfRepresentation. Remembering Refugeedom in the Cypriot Village of Achna, Nico Carpentier / Afterword, Nick Couldry

This edited volume is a welcomed contribution to the multidisciplinary crossing of media and migration studies as it explores two recently introduced terms – conviviality and post-migrant societies – from media studies perspectives. This book offers an exciting starting point to examine different local, national and diasporic contexts through the notion of post-migration, a discussion that has started in Germany.

Karina Horsti, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä

Tanja Thomas, Professor in Media Studies, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Merle‐Marie Kruse, research fellow at the Institute of Media Studies, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Miriam Stehling, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Media Studies, University of Tuebingen, Germany

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