Escaping the Global Village: Media, Language, and Protest

Escaping the Global Village: Media, Language, and Protest

By: Niamh Hourigan (author)Paperback

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In the face of expanding global media, Europe's linguistic minorities have begun to resist the homogenizing forces of television. Escaping the Global Village documents and analyzes various campaigns by indigenous minority language advocates throughout Europe for alternative language television services. Niamh Hourigan uses social movement theory as the framework for her comparison of indigenous minority language protest groups such as the Welsh, Basque, Scots Gaelic, Catalan, and Irish. She offers penetrating accounts of the campaigns' strategies, obstacles, and successes, and insight into the television services achieved. Escaping the Global Village not only reveals an emerging modern form of social protest but also situates it within broader patterns of social change, particularly globalization.

About Author

Niamh Hourigan is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at University College Cork, Ireland.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Social Movement Theory Chapter 3 Linguistic Minorities and Television Chapter 4 Indigenous Minority Language Media Campaigns Chapter 5 The Campaign for Irish Language Television Chapter 6 Minority Language Television Services

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780739109274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780739109274
  • weight: 422
  • ISBN10: 0739109278

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