Rethinking banal nationalism: Banal Americanism, Europeanism, and the missing link between media representations and identities

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/552287
Title:
Rethinking banal nationalism: Banal Americanism, Europeanism, and the missing link between media representations and identities
Authors:
Slavtcheva-Petkova, Vera
Abstract:
This article questions some tacit assumptions underpinning Michael Billig’s banal nationalism concept but also confirms the ongoing relevance of aspects of his central argument. It demonstrates that the taken-for-granted link between banal flaggings of nationalism in the media and national identities is highly problematic. Drawing on a content analysis of seven TV news and current affairs programs and an audience study with 174 children in Bulgaria and the United Kingdom as well as Eurobarometer survey data on adults, this article explores two “derivatives” of banal nationalism: banal Europeanism and banal Americanism. It demonstrates that banal nationalism does not entirely work as Billig anticipated in contexts outside the respective country’s national borders, especially regarding examples of deixis in the media coverage or embedded identities.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
International Journal of Communication, 2014, 8, pp. 43–61.
Publisher:
USC Annenberg Press
Journal:
International Journal of Communication
Publication Date:
Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/552287
Additional Links:
http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc; http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2201
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article was published in International Journal of Communication ©Vera Slavtcheva-petkova under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence.
ISSN:
1932-8036
Appears in Collections:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSlavtcheva-Petkova, Veraen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T09:51:32Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T09:51:32Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Communication, 2014, 8, pp. 43–61.en
dc.identifier.issn1932-8036en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/552287en
dc.descriptionThis article was published in International Journal of Communication ©Vera Slavtcheva-petkova under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence.en
dc.description.abstractThis article questions some tacit assumptions underpinning Michael Billig’s banal nationalism concept but also confirms the ongoing relevance of aspects of his central argument. It demonstrates that the taken-for-granted link between banal flaggings of nationalism in the media and national identities is highly problematic. Drawing on a content analysis of seven TV news and current affairs programs and an audience study with 174 children in Bulgaria and the United Kingdom as well as Eurobarometer survey data on adults, this article explores two “derivatives” of banal nationalism: banal Europeanism and banal Americanism. It demonstrates that banal nationalism does not entirely work as Billig anticipated in contexts outside the respective country’s national borders, especially regarding examples of deixis in the media coverage or embedded identities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUSC Annenberg Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijoc.org/index.php/ijocen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2201en
dc.subjectbanal nationalismen
dc.subjectBulgariaen
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen
dc.subjectnational identitiesen
dc.subjectmediaen
dc.titleRethinking banal nationalism: Banal Americanism, Europeanism, and the missing link between media representations and identitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Communicationen
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