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In the everyday lives of asylum seekers in Britain, the British and trans-national media are a key factor in the construction of identity, including national and gendered identities. The media play a role in the individual asylum seeker’s notions of where she or he belongs, and what language skills she or he can acquire. Drawing on a series of focus groups conducted in 2005-2007, this study explores the gendered needs and uses for media amongst different cultural groups of asylum seekers, refugees, and their receiving communities in South Wales, UK.

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