Global kulturell kapital : nyhetsmediebruk i utviklingen av lokalt orienterte og kosmopolitiske identiteter
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This thesis has focused on how news media use amongst exchange students can contribute in the creation of local and cosmopolite identities. The analysis shows that there is a difference in use of homeland and host-country media in terms of function for the user. Language barriers keeps the news media from being a useful integration tool and time effects both media use and the ability to create bonds in the hostcountry. There is also a difference in the news media users, and the ones who prefer hard news can easier create cosmopolite identities. When Merton (1949, 1968) divides cultural capital in local and cosmopolite, I claim there can be no cosmopolite identity in the form of cultural capital without local grounding. The bases of what I will call glocal cultural capital is therefore multiple local identities and the ability of a global reflection like the one Beck (2006) call the global vision.