Cuban Americans and the Miami Media

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About the Book

This book makes a contribution to the debates on diasporic identities and transnational communication. It provides an analysis of the Cuban American community and its relationship to Miami-based English- and Spanish-language media. Based on extensive ethnographic data, the author demonstrates how different media have been used, produced and influenced by segments of the Cuban American community in Miami.
After establishing the significance of Miami as a locale to receive a high number of migrants after the Cuban revolution in 1959, what follows is an exploration of the interplay of collective Cuban American identity and the evolution of an exile community on the one hand and media institutions and their output on the other. In doing so, Miami-based press, radio, network television and online media are examined. The author moreover shows how mediated memories of pre-revolutionary Cuba have been kept alive in Miami and over time became more inclusive through the use of new media technologies.

About the Author(s)

Christine Lohmeier works at the University of Munich. She lives in Munich, Germany.

Bibliographic Details

Christine Lohmeier
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 212
Bibliographic Info: appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6894-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1339-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

Preface 1

Introduction 3

1. Place and Space: Miami—Havana, USA? 23

2. Spanish–and ­English-Language Newspapers in Miami 39

3. Miami’s Cuban American Radio Scene 67

4. Spanish-Language Television, Cuban Americans and Hispanic Audiences 84

5. The Internet: An Emerging Transnational Sphere? 107

6. The Politics of Memory: Pre-Revolutionary Cuba 124

Conclusion 140

Epilogue 150

Appendix A 155

Appendix B 175

Appendix C 178

Chapter Notes 179

References 186

Index 197