Conclusion: Looking Forward, Looking Back
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This concluding chapter reflects on key insights brought forth in the preceding chapters and suggests new ways to analytically engage with diasporic media and conflict in a globalised era. Diasporic media has enabled the diaspora community to remain connected with their homeland. It has allowed them to re-connect with each other and find a sense of belonging in new and often unfamiliar Western environments. But since advanced technological infrastructure in the West can assist diasporic media to assume a hegemonic position within the homeland media landscape, they can also become enablers of power exertion and prominence, solidaristic invocation and silencing, and marginalisation. In this way they come to play a performative and participatory role in engaging with and transnationalising conflict. This chapter brings together and further underlines the key arguments of the book and re-states the importance of taking a broader, all-encompassing approach when it comes to analysing diasporic media, migration, transnationalism and conflict.
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