Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in multicultural Australia: we got love

Carniel, Jessica (2018) Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in multicultural Australia: we got love. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. ISBN 978-3-030-02314-0

Abstract

This book presents the first in-depth study of the Eurovision Song Contest from an Australian perspective. Using a cultural studies approach, the study draws together fan interviews and surveys with media and textual analysis of the contest itself. In doing so, it begins to answer the question of why the European song contest appeals to viewers in Australia. It explores and challenges the dominant narrative that links Eurovision fandom to post-WWII European migration, arguing that this Eurocentric narrative presents a limited view of how contemporary Australian multicultural society operates in the context of globalized culture. It concludes with a consideration of the future of the Eurovision Song Contest as Australia enters into the ‘Asian century’.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to book, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 05:57
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 04:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eurovision Song Contest, multiculturalism, popular culture, Australian culture, fan studies, Australia
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200203 Consumption and Everyday Life
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950101 Music
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-02315-7
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35242

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