- Articulating Asianness: Young Asian Dutch and non-homeland Asian popular media
- The International Communication Gazette
- Volume | Issue number
- 75 | 7
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
This study explores Asian Dutch young people’s ethnic-cultural identification in relation to their media consumption, and specifically their consumption of popular media from Asian countries other than their country of origin. A survey was conducted among 486 Asian Dutch (18-35 years old). In concurrence with previous research on ethnic minorities it is found that young Asian Dutch identify with multiple ethnic-cultural ‘groups’. Besides hostland (Dutch) and homeland (e.g. Chinese) ethnic-cultural identification they also engender novel pan-ethnic Asian ethnic-cultural identification. Furthermore, it is found that young Asian Dutch articulate their Asian ethnic-cultural identification through the consumption of popular media from Asian countries other than their homelands. This study contributes to a more complete understanding of ethnic-cultural identification and popular media options that young ethnic minorities have by breaking away from the traditional hostland/homeland dichotomy.
- go to publisher's site
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.