Media Events or Media Stories? Time, Space and Chinese (Trans)nationalism

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Show simple item record Sun, W 2012-02-02T11:05:26Z 2001-01
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Cultural Studies, 2001, 4 (1), pp. 25 - 43
dc.identifier.issn 1367-8779
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Taking Dayan and Katzs argument of media event as the point of departure, I want to not only assess the relevance of media event theory to a non liberal-democratic media system such as China but, more importantly, to argue that `media events need to be studied in juxtaposition to what I refer to as `media stories in order to yield insight into the complexity and ambiguity of the Chinese mediasphere. I show that whereas media events are about spectacles, official time and grand history, media stories are mostly about everyday life, unofficial time and individual memory. I argue that the co-existence of conflicting temporalities between the official media and commercial media contributes to a process of fragmentation and dispersal of a sense of national space and time. I further argue that although media events and media stories perform different spatial-temporal duties and functions in the way in which the nation is imagined, there is a complicity between nationalist discourses and transnational processes in contemporary China.
dc.format Scott McWhirter
dc.publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
dc.title Media Events or Media Stories? Time, Space and Chinese (Trans)nationalism
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Journal of Cultural Studies
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 25 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 43 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
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dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
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dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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dc.description.keywords China everyday media events media stories national space and time nationalism spectacle transnationalism
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
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