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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Media Nations

Communicating Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World

ISBN 9780230231856
Publication Date May 2011
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

In today's fragmented media landscapes, national media cultures and national audiences seem elusive. Can we understand media without reference to a theory of nationalism and mass communication? This book assesses the relevance of nationalism, nation-state and national identity to our understanding of modern mass communication.

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.


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




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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