ImagiNation: news discourse, nationhood and civil society

  title={ImagiNation: news discourse, nationhood and civil society},
  author={Paul Frosh and Gadi Wolfsfeld},
  journal={Media, Culture \& Society},
  pages={105 - 129}
This article explores the ways in which television news broadcasts represent and construct nationhood in circumstances of protracted political and often military conflict. Such circumstances can lead to an affirmation of nationhood by foregrounding civil society rather than the state or organized politics: media representations turn the resilience of everyday interpersonal relationships into a conspicuous national value, and ultimately into a myth of national character. Analysing an extreme… Expand
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