The Making of Exile Cultures: Iranian Television in Los Angeles

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U of Minnesota Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Social Science - 283 pages
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Using Iranian television as a case study, The Making of Exile Cultures explores the seemingly contradictory way in which immigrant media and cultural productions serve as the source both of resistance and opposition to domination by host and home country's social values while simultaneously acting as vehicles for personal and cultural transformation and the assimilation of those values.
 

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Contents

1 Exile Discourse
1
2 Iranian Exilic Popular Culture
31
3 Structure and Political Economy of Exilic Television
60
4 The Exilic Television Genre and Its Textual Politics and Signifying Practices
89
5 Fetishization Nostalgic Longing and the Exilic National Imaginary
125
6 The Cultural Politics of Hybridity
166
Table 1 Periodicals published in Los Angeles 198092
199
Table 2 Regularly scheduled radio programs aired in Los Angeles 198092
201
Cost in dollars per hourhalf hour
214
Table 12 Estimated cost of renting airtime for current Iranian programs
215
Iranian TV programs in Los Angeles 198182
216
Table 14 Frequency of viewing of Iranian internal religioethnic TV audiences in
219
Table 15 Viewing patterns of Iranian religioethnic audiences for videos by language in
220
Table 16 Iranian Armenian audience by age education and income
221
Table 17 Iranian Bahai audience by age education and income
222
Table 18 Iranian Jewish audience by age education and income
223

Table 3 Organizations sponsoring newscasts by telephone in Los Angeles
202
Table 4 Feature fiction films made by Iranians in exile
203
Table 5 Types of Iranian associations and examples
204
Table 6 Societies and functions they have sponsored at UCLA 198090
205
Table 7 Program profile regularly scheduled Iranian TV programs in Los Angeles 198192
207
Iranian programs in Los Angeles KSCI Channel 18 and cable TV channels May 1992
210
Table 9 Iranian TV programs currently in tape syndication May 1992
212
Table 10 Estimated program revenues from advertisements
213
Table 19 Iranian Muslim audience by age education and income
224
Table 20 Iranian internal ethnic audiences for Persian language video and television by age
225
Table 21 KSCITVs ethnic schedule of programs by language 3171992
226
Notes
227
Bibliography
245
Index
265
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