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Diasporic film cultures from a multi-level perspective: Moroccan and Indian cinematic flows in and towards Antwerp (Belgium)

Kevin Smets, Iris Vandevelde UGent, Philippe Meers, Roel Vande Winkel and Sofie Van Bauwel UGent (2013) CRITICAL STUDIES IN MEDIA COMMUNICATION. 30(4). p.257-274
abstract
How and to what extent are diasporic film cultures influenced by power structures and power shifts? This question is addressed in a twofold case study of Moroccan and Indian film structures in the city of Antwerp (Belgium). The analysis presented here is based on 27 semi-structured interviews with experts such as distributors, exhibitors, social workers, and programming managers. The research results, uncovering a complex model of multileveled power structures, demonstrate that developments in diasporic film cultures are not only dependent on homeland production, but are also crucially influenced by local actors, who determine those developments to a large degree. It is further demonstrated that networks of both legal and informal/illegal transnational and transdiasporic circulation play crucial, intertwining roles. The case studies thus show how diasporic media consumption and film in particular can only fully be grasped when attempting to understand the tension between local environment, its position within transnational networks, and homeland industries.
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keyword
COMMUNITIES, COMMUNICATION, ECONOMY, SPACES, Media and diaspora, cinema and diaspora, multi-level analysis, Moroccan diaspora, Indian diaspora
journal title
CRITICAL STUDIES IN MEDIA COMMUNICATION
volume
30
issue
4
pages
257 - 274
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000328617600001
ISSN
1479-5809
DOI
10.1080/15295036.2012.672758
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2959674
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2959674
date created
2012-07-10 11:11:44
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2014-01-28 10:06:21
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  abstract     = {How and to what extent are diasporic film cultures influenced by power structures and power shifts? This question is addressed in a twofold case study of Moroccan and Indian film structures in the city of Antwerp (Belgium). The analysis presented here is based on 27 semi-structured interviews with experts such as distributors, exhibitors, social workers, and programming managers. The research results, uncovering a complex model of multileveled power structures, demonstrate that developments in diasporic film cultures are not only dependent on homeland production, but are also crucially influenced by local actors, who determine those developments to a large degree. It is further demonstrated that networks of both legal and informal/illegal transnational and transdiasporic circulation play crucial, intertwining roles. The case studies thus show how diasporic media consumption and film in particular can only fully be grasped when attempting to understand the tension between local environment, its position within transnational networks, and homeland industries.},
  author       = {Smets, Kevin and Vandevelde, Iris and Meers, Philippe and Vande Winkel, Roel and Van Bauwel, Sofie},
  issn         = {1479-5809},
  journal      = {CRITICAL STUDIES IN MEDIA COMMUNICATION},
  keyword      = {COMMUNITIES,COMMUNICATION,ECONOMY,SPACES,Media and diaspora,cinema and diaspora,multi-level analysis,Moroccan diaspora,Indian diaspora},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {257--274},
  title        = {Diasporic film cultures from a multi-level perspective: Moroccan and Indian cinematic flows in and towards Antwerp (Belgium)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2012.672758},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Smets, Kevin, Iris Vandevelde, Philippe Meers, Roel Vande Winkel, and Sofie Van Bauwel. 2013. “Diasporic Film Cultures from a Multi-level Perspective: Moroccan and Indian Cinematic Flows in and Towards Antwerp (Belgium).” Critical Studies in Media Communication 30 (4): 257–274.
APA
Smets, Kevin, Vandevelde, I., Meers, P., Vande Winkel, R., & Van Bauwel, S. (2013). Diasporic film cultures from a multi-level perspective: Moroccan and Indian cinematic flows in and towards Antwerp (Belgium). CRITICAL STUDIES IN MEDIA COMMUNICATION, 30(4), 257–274.
Vancouver
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Smets K, Vandevelde I, Meers P, Vande Winkel R, Van Bauwel S. Diasporic film cultures from a multi-level perspective: Moroccan and Indian cinematic flows in and towards Antwerp (Belgium). CRITICAL STUDIES IN MEDIA COMMUNICATION. 2013;30(4):257–74.
MLA
Smets, Kevin, Iris Vandevelde, Philippe Meers, et al. “Diasporic Film Cultures from a Multi-level Perspective: Moroccan and Indian Cinematic Flows in and Towards Antwerp (Belgium).” CRITICAL STUDIES IN MEDIA COMMUNICATION 30.4 (2013): 257–274. Print.