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  Ethnic Media in the United States: An Essay on Their Role in Integration, Assimilation, and Social Control
 
 
Title: Ethnic Media in the United States: An Essay on Their Role in Integration, Assimilation, and Social Control
Author: Viswanath, K.
Arora, Pamela
Appeared in: Mass communication & society
Paging: Volume 3 (2000) nr. 1 pages 39-56
Year: 2000-02-01
Contents: Hundreds of thousands of immigrants have entered the United States in the last 2 decades and even more are expected to do so in the coming years. This increasing presence of members from diverse ethnic identities is leading to what some have characterized as a permanently unfinished American society. Ethnic groups have grown active and have established institutions to sustain their ethnicity and ease their transition into American society with varying degrees of success. One such institution with a significant role in assimilation and integration is the ethnic mass media. This article is a theoretical exegesis on the role of ethnic media from a functional conflict perspective. Drawing from the literature on immigration, the sociology of the community press, social conflict, and postindustrial theories, we speculate on the functions of ethnic media and how that may manifest in their news content. Finally, propositions are offered for a more systematic study of ethnic media and their roles given their importance to current debates on American identity and multiculturalism raging in the country.
Publisher: Routledge
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften
 
 

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