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Pride and popcorn: consuming the idea of community at film screenings in the Turkish diaspora

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A range of studies have revealed the interrelatedness of identity construction, community formation and media among diasporas, mostly focusing on domestic contexts. Seeking to add further nuance to the understanding of the social lives of diasporas, we concentrate on media culture in the public environment of the film theatre. The significance of diasporic film consumption is investigated through a local audience study of Turkish film screenings in Antwerp. The phenomenon of the screenings was analysed through a multi-method approach, including 536 questionnaires among audiences, 19 in-depth interviews and 3 group interviews, along with previous findings (on distribution and exploitation) of the same project. The results show that Turkish films are almost exclusively attended by people with Turkish roots, creating a Turkish diasporic space within the boundaries of the urban and the public. The audience study shows that the screenings fulfil a major social role but also affect understandings of community.
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IDENTITY, MEDIA, Turkish diaspora, media culture, cultural identity, film consumption, public space, cinema

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Smets, Kevin, et al. “Pride and Popcorn: Consuming the Idea of Community at Film Screenings in the Turkish Diaspora.” IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER, vol. 20, no. 2, 2013, pp. 115–32, doi:10.1080/1070289X.2013.781944.
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Smets, K., Meers, P., Vande Winkel, R., & Van Bauwel, S. (2013). Pride and popcorn: consuming the idea of community at film screenings in the Turkish diaspora. IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER, 20(2), 115–132. https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2013.781944
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Smets, Kevin, Philippe Meers, Roel Vande Winkel, and Sofie Van Bauwel. 2013. “Pride and Popcorn: Consuming the Idea of Community at Film Screenings in the Turkish Diaspora.” IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER 20 (2): 115–32. https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2013.781944.
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Smets, Kevin, Philippe Meers, Roel Vande Winkel, and Sofie Van Bauwel. 2013. “Pride and Popcorn: Consuming the Idea of Community at Film Screenings in the Turkish Diaspora.” IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER 20 (2): 115–132. doi:10.1080/1070289X.2013.781944.
Vancouver
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Smets K, Meers P, Vande Winkel R, Van Bauwel S. Pride and popcorn: consuming the idea of community at film screenings in the Turkish diaspora. IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER. 2013;20(2):115–32.
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K. Smets, P. Meers, R. Vande Winkel, and S. Van Bauwel, “Pride and popcorn: consuming the idea of community at film screenings in the Turkish diaspora,” IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 115–132, 2013.
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  journal      = {{IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER}},
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  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{2}},
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  title        = {{Pride and popcorn: consuming the idea of community at film screenings in the Turkish diaspora}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2013.781944}},
  volume       = {{20}},
  year         = {{2013}},
}

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