The Making of Exile Cultures: Iranian Television in Los Angeles
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 1993 | 283 Pages | ISBN: 0816620873 | PDF | 17 MB
An amazing insight into the development of the Iranian-American community. This book shows the power of media and politics in the development of identity. The true strenght of this work is that it is applicable to all people. As the role of the media comes under greater scrutiny and people begin to question what they see, read and hear, we understand why this book is so powerful. As Naficy takes us on the ride into Los Angeles, the center of the Iranian-American community, we begin to understand that the construction and creation of the Iranian community is very much imagined and developed by the media and press. This production of identity and image is essential study for all Iranians living in the US and important to all people who want to see how powerful mass media can be in shaping our thoughts, ideas and images of others and ourselves. The only knock on this work is the dense anthropological language that is used to discuss the various psychological and technical subject matters. However that is unavoidable in such a work.