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posted on 2022-09-06, 14:29 authored by Michael SkeyMichael Skey

The study of media nationalism has had a curious history. Some of the “classic” studies of nationalism have placed the media at the heart of their work but say very little about media theory or research. More recently, studies of populism and nationalist parties have talked quite a lot about the impact of digital technologies but have very little to say about nationalism. This piece first provides a brief overview of some of these classic studies before noting how insights from the study of media, and in particular audiences, began to filter through to nationalism research in the 1990s and early 2000s. It then addresses both the discursive and digital turns that influenced wider debates around the relationship between media and nationalism over the past decade or so, before outlining the limitations of such work and possible avenues for future research.

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School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Communication and Media

Published in

Nationalities Papers

Volume

50

Issue

5

Pages

839 - 849

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Author

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Cambridge University Press under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

2021-10-07

Publication date

2022-05-20

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0090-5992

eISSN

1465-3923

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Michael Skey. Deposit date: 22 October 2021

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