On and off air: an ethnographic exploration of minority radio in Portugal

Leading researcher: Inês David
Research group: Circulation and Place-Making
Type of project: Doctoral research
Status: Concluded
Keywords: Minority media | “Lifestyle migration” | Radio | Algarve | British expatriates


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: FCT
Reference: SFRH/BD/40075/2007
Starting date: 01-02-08

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Abstract

This project aims to explore issues related to identity construction and negotiation processes through of appropriations of radio programs tailored by and for ethnic minorities in Portugal. While there is no single for ethnic minority media, due to their various scales, types and formats, they can be loosely understood as media made by, for and/or about ethnic minorities. Moreover, often through the dynamics of self-representation and drawing on notions of culture, ethnicity, audience and community, these media function as expressive outlets as well as mediators of processes ranging from reinvindication of rights to reinforcing social ties among the members of a minority. Ethnic minority media are, like radio, still understudied in Portugal. Focusing especially on consumption practices, this study hopes to contribute to a mapping of ethnic minority media within the radio realm while furthering an understanding of ethnic minorities’ identity construction processes in Portugal.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub120*Inês DavidResearch scholarproj110*On and off air: an ethnographic exploration of minority radio in PortugalDoctoral researchConcluded
Other researchers

ResearcherPositionInstitutionProjOutrosTitulo_EN
Marta Vilar RosalesSupervisorICS-ULproj110*On and off air: an ethnographic exploration of minority radio in Portugal