Understanding Socialist television: concepts, objects, methods
journal contributionposted on 2014-08-19, 10:32 authored by Sabina MiheljSabina Mihelj
This article develops a number of conceptual and methodological proposals aimed at furthering a firmer agenda for the field of socialist television studies. It opens by addressing the issue of relevance of the field, identifying three critical contributions the study of socialist television can make to media, communication and cultural studies. It then puts forward a number of proposals tied to three key issues: strategies of overcoming the Cold War framework that dominates much of existing literature; the importance of a multilayered analysis of socialist television that considers its cultural, political as well as economic aspects; and the ways in which we can challenge the prevalence of methodological nationalism in the field.
- Social Sciences
- Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies
Published inVIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture
Pages7 - 16
CitationMIHELJ, S., 2014. Understanding Socialist television: concepts, objects, methods. VIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture, 3 (5), pp.7-16.
PublisherNetherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with Utrecht University, Maastricht University and Royal Holloway University of London (© The Author)
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Publisher statementThis is an Open Access Article. It is published by under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Netherlands Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 NL). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nl/deed.en