Media uses in immigrant families: Torn between 'inward' and 'outward' paths of integration

Nelly Elias, Dafna Lemish

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This study examines the roles of the different media - those in the host language, those in the mother tongue and those of the global media - in the lives of immigrant children and adolescents from the former Soviet Union in Israel, at a time when they are coping with complex and unique personal and social challenges as a result of the immigration process and the need to solidify a new identity. In addition, the study looks at the parents' role in their children's media choices and the roles fulfilled by the media in immigrant family conflicts and in bridging intergenerational gaps. COPYRIGHT

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-40
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Communication Gazette
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science


  • Family conflicts
  • Former Soviet Union
  • Identity
  • Immigrant children and adolescents
  • Immigrants' integration
  • Israel
  • Media uses
  • Russians


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