The Mass Media and Minority Cultures

  • F. Y. St Leger
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Abstract

The study of the position of minority cultures in multicultural societies clearly involves an analysis not only at the specifically cultural level but at the socio-political one. Thus, the interaction of the cultural traits, values, beliefs, and tastes and of the institutionalised patterns of behaviour of two (or more) cultural groups takes place within, and is deeply affected by, the political ordering of the society in question, in particular by the political relationship between minority and majority groups. As well as the political structure, economic, social, demographic and other factors are relevant; it is the former, however, which is generally decisive.

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