Provincialising Perth? : Satellite television and the Chinese in Perth
Leong, Susan & Qian, Gong (2012) Provincialising Perth? : Satellite television and the Chinese in Perth. In Hayes, Anna & Mason, Robert (Eds.) Cultures in Refuge : Seeking Sanctuary in Modern Australia. Ashgate, Farnham ; Burlington, VT, pp. 133-148.
Relocated people habitually seek the familiar within their new social milieus as a means of easing their transition into ways strange and alien. However, from networks and food to everyday customs, efforts to hold on to such home comforts are often viewed with a measure of hostile disdain and regarded as preludes to the formation of ethnic enclaves. Through a pilot study on the access of satellite television by mainland Chinese migrants in Perth, Western Australia, this chapter seeks to shed some light on how migrants understand and employ these comforting strategies and how Chinese-Australians are using technology to achieve a sense of sanctuary from the views and habits of Australians while (re)constructing and articulating multiple belongings in their new homes.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||mainland Chineese, Migration, satellite television, multiple belongings, Western Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Migrant Cultural Studies (200208)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Copyright Owner:||Anna Hayes and Robert Mason 2012|
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|Deposited On:||24 Sep 2012 22:58|
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