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Little Mosque on the Prairie and the Paradoxes of Cultural Translation, Paperback / softback Book

Little Mosque on the Prairie and the Paradoxes of Cultural Translation Paperback / softback

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:
  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9781487520557

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