Little Mosque on the Prairie and the Paradoxes of Cultural Translation Paperback / softback
by Kyle Conway
Part of the Cultural Spaces series
In 2007, Little Mosque on the Prairie premiered on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation network.
It told the story of a mosque community that worshiped in the basement of an Anglican church.
It was a bona fide hit, running for six seasons and playing on networks all over the world.
Kyle Conway's textual analysis and in-depth research, including interviews from the show's creator, executive producers, writers, and CBC executives, reveals the many ways Muslims have and have not been integrated into North American television.
Despite a desire to showcase the diversity of Muslims in Canada, the makers of Little Mosque had to erase visible signs of difference in order to reach a broad audience.
This paradox of 'saleable diversity' challenges conventional ideas about the ways in which sitcoms integrate minorities into the mainstream.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 184 pages, 2 figures; 2 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: University of Toronto Press
- Publication Date: 10/02/2017
- Category: Television
- ISBN: 9781487520557
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