Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change explores postmodern issues of migrancy and diasporic cultures. Marie Gillespie examines how television and video are being used to recreate cultural traditions within the South Asian' diaspora in London, and how they are also catalysing cultural change in this local community. Gillespie explores how young people negotiate between the local and global, national and international contexts and cultures which traverse their lives. Looking specifically at their preoccupations with television narratives she discovers how they both reaffirm and challenge parental traditions, at the same time formulating their own aspirations towards cultural change. Marie Gillespie's in-depth study offers an invaluable survey of how cultures are shaped and changed through people's recreative reception of the media and an important contribution to current debates in audience studies.