Between Three Worlds: Host, homeland, and global media in the lives of Russian immigrant families in Israel and Germany

Nelly Elias, Dafna Lemish

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Abstract

This study investigated various roles played by host, homeland, and global media in the lives of immigrant families from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS, former USSR) to Israel and Germany, as well as the place of different media in family conflicts, consolidation, and parenting strategies. The study was based on focus group interviews with 60 families of Russian-speaking immigrants in Israel and Germany and 73 semistructured, in-depth interviews with immigrant youngsters. The findings of this study demonstrate that the mass media fulfill diverse roles for immigrant families, assisting them face two main relocation challenges: integration "inward" (i.e., cultural transmission and family consolidation) and "outward" integration into their new surroundings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1245-1274
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Family Issues
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2011

Keywords

  • global media
  • immigrant families
  • immigrants integration
  • media uses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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