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dc.contributor.authorZalipour, Arezouen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAthique, Adrian M.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-15T23:09:10Z
dc.date.available2014en_NZ
dc.date.available2015-11-15T23:09:10Z
dc.date.issued2014en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationZalipour, A., & Athique, A. (2014). Diasporic films and the migrant experience in New Zealand: A case study in social imagination. International Journal of Cultural Studies, online, 1–16. http://doi.org/10.1177/1367877914553725en
dc.identifier.issn1367-8779en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9748
dc.description.abstractDrawing upon interviews and focus groups with Asian migrants, this article interrogates responses to ‘diasporic’ films that seek to represent multicultural experiences in contemporary New Zealand. We argue that these responses provide an effective demonstration of the operation of the ‘social imagination’, a discursive process that articulates the fundamental linkage between symbolic representation, community formation and social action. As our respondents narrated the personal meanings that they construct around ethnically specific media, they were compelled to describe known and hypothetical others, to elucidate symbolic and moral codes, and to reveal social empathies and anxieties. In this study, we found that discussions around migrant stories revealed a series of deeply personalised notions of self and place that were always situated in juxtaposition with externalised projections of community formation and the ‘mainstream’ culture. This dynamic reflects what can be conceptualised as the central preoccupations of a ‘diasporic social imagination’. These responses, therefore, constitute a case study of social imagination at work in a multicultural context, underlining the utility of narrative media in providing a public forum for discussing cultural diversity.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSageen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: International Journal of Cultural Studies. © 2014 the authors.
dc.subjectAsian diaspora
dc.subjectdiasporic audiences
dc.subjectNew Zealand film
dc.subjectsocial imagination
dc.titleDiasporic films and the migrant experience in New Zealand: A case study in social imaginationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1367877914553725en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Cultural Studiesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1
pubs.elements-id115980
pubs.end-page16
pubs.issue4en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://ics.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/10/09/1367877914553725.full.pdf+htmlen_NZ
pubs.volumeonlineen_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1460-356Xen_NZ


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