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A semi-public diasporic space: Turkish film screenings in Belgium

Kevin Smets, Philippe Meers, Roel Vande Winkel and Sofie Van Bauwel UGent (2011) COMMUNICATIONS-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH. 36(4). p.395-414
abstract
This article presents an analysis of Turkish film screenings in Belgium as a case study of diasporic media practices in Europe. Turkish blockbusters have only recently become part of the programs of Belgian mainstream film theaters. This study provides insight into both historical and recent dynamics that characterize this new film and audience segment in film exhibition. After analyzing transnational patterns of distribution, selection and promotion (in Belgium and in Europe), we put forward that changing circulation patterns and the associated power relations (co-)define the social and spatial conditions of reception, resulting in the creation of new semi-public diasporic spaces. Thus, the links between the political economy of media and audience research are discussed The findings of this article are based on archival and press research and a series of semi-structured expert interviews with exhibition and distribution professionals, as well as social workers and representatives from Turkish cultural associations.
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publication status
published
subject
keyword
MEDIA, diasporic spaces, media and diaspora, Turkish cinema, exhibition, distribution, Film and diaspora
journal title
COMMUNICATIONS-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
Communications
volume
36
issue
4
pages
395 - 414
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000298865800001
JCR category
COMMUNICATION
JCR impact factor
0.186 (2011)
JCR rank
67/71 (2011)
JCR quartile
4 (2011)
ISSN
0341-2059
DOI
10.1515/COMM.2011.020
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1889377
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1889377
date created
2011-08-16 16:58:14
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:49:42
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  abstract     = {This article presents an analysis of Turkish film screenings in Belgium as a case study of diasporic media practices in Europe. Turkish blockbusters have only recently become part of the programs of Belgian mainstream film theaters. This study provides insight into both historical and recent dynamics that characterize this new film and audience segment in film exhibition. After analyzing transnational patterns of distribution, selection and promotion (in Belgium and in Europe), we put forward that changing circulation patterns and the associated power relations (co-)define the social and spatial conditions of reception, resulting in the creation of new semi-public diasporic spaces. Thus, the links between the political economy of media and audience research are discussed The findings of this article are based on archival and press research and a series of semi-structured expert interviews with exhibition and distribution professionals, as well as social workers and representatives from Turkish cultural associations.},
  author       = {Smets, Kevin  and Meers, Philippe  and Vande Winkel, Roel and Van Bauwel, Sofie},
  issn         = {0341-2059},
  journal      = {COMMUNICATIONS-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {MEDIA,diasporic spaces,media and diaspora,Turkish cinema,exhibition,distribution,Film and diaspora},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {395--414},
  title        = {A semi-public diasporic space: Turkish film screenings in Belgium},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/COMM.2011.020},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Smets, Kevin , Philippe Meers, Roel Vande Winkel, and Sofie Van Bauwel. 2011. “A Semi-public Diasporic Space: Turkish Film Screenings in Belgium.” Communications-european Journal of Communication Research 36 (4): 395–414.
APA
Smets, Kevin , Meers, P., Vande Winkel, R., & Van Bauwel, S. (2011). A semi-public diasporic space: Turkish film screenings in Belgium. COMMUNICATIONS-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH, 36(4), 395–414.
Vancouver
1.
Smets K, Meers P, Vande Winkel R, Van Bauwel S. A semi-public diasporic space: Turkish film screenings in Belgium. COMMUNICATIONS-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH. 2011;36(4):395–414.
MLA
Smets, Kevin , Philippe Meers, Roel Vande Winkel, et al. “A Semi-public Diasporic Space: Turkish Film Screenings in Belgium.” COMMUNICATIONS-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH 36.4 (2011): 395–414. Print.