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Author Kolar-Panov, Dona.

Title Video, war, and the diasporic imagination / Dona Kolar-Panov
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1997


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 W'PONDS  302.230994 Kol/Vwa  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Series Routledge research in cultural and media studies
Routledge research in cultural and media studies.
Contents 1. A Silent Revolution -- 2. The Cultural Functions of Video -- 3. Claiming a Cultural Space -- 4. Re-Inventing Croatia -- 5. Excuse Me What is Genocide? -- 6. Ethnic Cleansing, Plastic Bags and Throwaway People -- 7. Mnemosyne in VCR -- 8. Bridges and Boundaries
Summary Video, War and the Diasporic Imagination is an incisive study of the loss and (re)construction of collective and personal identities in ethnic migrant communities. Focusing on the Croatian and Macedonian communities in Western Australia, Dona Kolar-Panov documents the social and cultural changes that affected these diasporic groups due to the fragmentation of Yugoslavia. She vividly describes the migrant audience's daily encounter with the media images of destruction and atrocities committed in Croatia and Bosnia, and charts the implications the continuous viewing of the real and excessive violence had on the awakening of their ethno-national consciousness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-262) and index
Subject Mass media -- Australia -- Audiences
Bosnians -- Australia -- Ethnic identity.
Croats -- Australia -- Ethnic identity.
Mass media and minorities -- Australia.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Mass media and the war.
LC no. 96007698 //r98
ISBN 0415148804