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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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 53812
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: mainland Chineese, Migration, satellite television, multiple belongings, Western Australia
ISBN: 9781409434757
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
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the publisher. Anna Hayes and Robert mason have asserted their right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Acts, 1988, to be identified as the editors of this work.
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2012 08:58
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 00:14

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