The sounds of culture : Maltese radio in Australia

Marshall, Albert (1995) The sounds of culture : Maltese radio in Australia. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


The central concern of this study is how media personnel in one area of community based radio, namely Maltese radio broadcasters operating in Melbourne, come to understand their cultural output and their status as "cultural producers"; what is their perception of the role of "ethnic media" in a multiculturalist context and to what degree does their output in Maltese language based radio programs help to create and sustain cultural identity. What role do they think they are playing in implementing this project? In this context, this study will attempt to uncover some of the underlying cultural assumptions of what they put to air and of what they say about their fimction as "ethnic broadcasters". A key question then becomes to what extent are these media personnel serving as cultural producers who are governed by a "philosophy" of "assimilationism", "difference" or what Stuart Hall (1992, 1993) calls "hybridity".

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Master of Arts in Communication

Item type Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Keywords radio broadcasting, Melbourne; ethnic radio broadcasting, community radio, Maltese
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