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Palgrave Macmillan

Media Nations

Communicating Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World

ISBN 9780230231856
Publication Date May 2011
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Media Nations: Communicating Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World provides an original interdisciplinary introduction to the study of the media and nationalism in the modern world. Building on a range of international case studies and taking into account recent debates about globalization, cosmopolitanism and alternative modernities, Sabina Mihelj offers an
insightful analysis that:
 
 argues for the continuing relevance of concepts such as nationalism and national identity in understanding the global patterns of mediated communication and identification

 bridges the gap between text-based analysis of national imagination and the more sociological concerns with the impact of media institutions and the broader political and economic context

 challenges the tacit ethnocentrism of existing debates, and opens up the study of nationalism and mass communication to the multiple trajectories of modernity around the globe

Media Nations is an important and timely contribution to debates on the media, nationalism and modernity.

Sabina Mihelj has worked and studied in Slovenia, Hungary, and Germany, and is currently a Lecturer in Media, Communication and Culture at Loughborough University, (UK). Her research centres on issues of collective identity formation and mass communication, with particular reference to nationalism, European integration, religion and communism.

SABINA MIHELJ has worked and studied in Slovenia, Hungary, and Germany, and is currently a Lecturer in Media, Communication and Culture at Loughborough University, (UK). Her research centres on issues of collective identity formation and mass communication, with particular reference to nationalism, European integration, religion and communism.

Contents

Introduction: Why Media Nations?

1 Mediating Nationhood: Connecting Culture and Power

2 Media Nations in a Globalized World

3 Media Nations and Alternative Modernities

4 Mediated Grammars of Nationhood

5 Media Nations at War

6 The Gendered Order of Media Nations

7 Times of the Media, Times of Nations
 
8 Media Nations, Cultural Diversity and Cosmopolitanism

Bibliography

Index

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'In its nuanced and erudite handling of two distinct discourses - nationalism studies and media studies - Media Nations will be a great asset to many scholars and readers seeking both an overview and a clear assessment of the relationship between the two.' - Stanka Radovic -Journal of Contemporary European Studies
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