“I'm from Europe, but I'm not European”: Television and children's identities in England and Bulgaria

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/551063
Title:
“I'm from Europe, but I'm not European”: Television and children's identities in England and Bulgaria
Authors:
Slavtcheva-Petkova, Vera
Abstract:
This article examines the role television (TV) plays in the development of primary school children's European knowledge and identities in England and Bulgaria. It compares the media coverage on Europe and the European Union with pupils' European perceptions and identities. The article reports data from 174 qualitative interviews with children and the content analysis of seven TV programmes. It concludes that TV plays a strong role in collective identities when a topic is salient on the agenda. TV raises awareness and knowledge and sets the direction of understanding. Yet, despite the higher salience of Europe on the Bulgarian media agenda, Bulgarians feel less European than English children. The article provides an explanation to this phenomenon, thus filling an important gap in the literature about the media's role in collective identities formation from an early age. It also adopts an innovative approach in the study of agenda-setting theory by investigating its application among children.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
I'm from Europe, but I'm Not European. Journal of Children and Media, 2013, 7(3), pp. 349-365
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Journal of Children and Media
Publication Date:
5-Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/551063
DOI:
10.1080/17482798.2012.740416
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rchm#.VUOlLk10xFo; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17482798.2012.740416
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Children and Media on 5/11/2012 available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17482798.2012.740416
ISSN:
1748-2798
EISSN:
1748-2801
Appears in Collections:
Media

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSlavtcheva-Petkova, Veraen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-01T16:12:41Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-01T16:12:41Zen
dc.date.issued2012-11-05en
dc.identifier.citationI'm from Europe, but I'm Not European. Journal of Children and Media, 2013, 7(3), pp. 349-365en
dc.identifier.issn1748-2798en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17482798.2012.740416en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/551063en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Children and Media on 5/11/2012 available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17482798.2012.740416en
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the role television (TV) plays in the development of primary school children's European knowledge and identities in England and Bulgaria. It compares the media coverage on Europe and the European Union with pupils' European perceptions and identities. The article reports data from 174 qualitative interviews with children and the content analysis of seven TV programmes. It concludes that TV plays a strong role in collective identities when a topic is salient on the agenda. TV raises awareness and knowledge and sets the direction of understanding. Yet, despite the higher salience of Europe on the Bulgarian media agenda, Bulgarians feel less European than English children. The article provides an explanation to this phenomenon, thus filling an important gap in the literature about the media's role in collective identities formation from an early age. It also adopts an innovative approach in the study of agenda-setting theory by investigating its application among children.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rchm#.VUOlLk10xFoen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17482798.2012.740416en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Children and Mediaen
dc.subjectchildrenen
dc.subjectBulgariaen
dc.subjecttelevisionen
dc.subjectEuropean identityen
dc.subjectagenda settingen
dc.subjectsocializationen
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen
dc.title“I'm from Europe, but I'm not European”: Television and children's identities in England and Bulgariaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1748-2801en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Children and Mediaen
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