Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora

Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles

Sherry S. Yu

  • Published: 2018. Paperback October 2018
  • Subject Listing: Asian Studies / Korea; Film and Media Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 248 pp., 5 illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

Media for diasporic communities have emerged in major cities and reflect a multicultural, multiethnic, and multilingual reality. But do these media serve their respective communities exclusively, or are they available and accessible to members of greater society at large? Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora explores structural and institutional challenges and opportunities for these media and suggests policy directions with the aim of fostering broader intercultural dialogue. Using case studies of Korean media in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Sherry Yu examines the potential of an intercultural media system for culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse societies.
Sherry S. Yu is an assistant professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.
Introduction: Understanding Media in Multicultural Cities

1. Conceptualizing Media in a Multicultural Society
2. Multicultural or Intercultural? Policies and Media Practices in a Multicultural Society
3. Korean Diasporic Media in Vancouver
4. Korean Diasporic Media in Los Angeles
5. Locality, Ethnicity, and Emerging Trends
6. The Intercultural Media System and Related Policy Areas