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CMM2124 Media and Nation
Credit Points: 15

This unit examines the ways in which National Identity is represented and promoted through the media. It uses Benedict Andersonís concept of the Imagined Community (1991) as a foundation and will focus on issues such as: the Public Sphere, Mediasphere and Banal Nationalism; National Myths and Legends; Representations of the Landscape; Advertising and Tourism; Film and Television; Music and Sport; Museums and Commemorations; Difference and Otherness; and the Local and the Diaspora in order to discover the importance placed on the concept of National Identity. The areas of focus are also related historically and thematically to their impact on human interaction and the formation of the Individual and the Citizen, Community and National culture.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIMASSMass Communication Minor
MAAAELMass Communication Major
MAAADKMedia and Cultural Studies Major
MIAADXMedia and Cultural Studies Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010