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Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in Multicultural Australia

We Got Love

Authors: Carniel, Jessica

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  • Provides the first detailed study of the Eurovision Song Contest in Australia
  • Contributes to a wider understanding of the intersection of multiculturalism and popular culture
  • Offers an understanding of local and global political, social and cultural concerns
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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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Jessica Carniel is Senior Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in Multicultural Australia draws together her ongoing research interests in migration, multiculturalism, and popular culture with her lifelong fandom of the contest.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02315-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in Multicultural Australia
Book Subtitle
We Got Love
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02315-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02315-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02314-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 123
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