In contrast to most studies on cultural globalization, this article examines the dynamics of cross-cultural exchange between and within (Western) nation-states. Through content analysis, the authors study the extent and composition of newspaper coverage given to literary authors of non-Western ethnic origin-both foreign and domestic-in four nations across 50 years.The analysis reveals, among other things, that newspaper attention to ethnic minority authors appears related to various features of a nation's ethnic minority population, the extent that a given national literary field is receptive to ethnic diversity, and the relative position of that nation in the literary world-system.

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ERMeCC - Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture
American Behavioral Scientist
Department of Media and Communication

Berkers, P., Janssen, S., & Verboord, M. (2011). Globalization and ethnic diversity in Western newspaper coverage of literary authors: Comparing developments in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States, 1955 to 2005. American Behavioral Scientist, 55(5), 624–641. doi:10.1177/0002764211398083