Locating Britian: Migration and shifting boundaries on TV news

Gross, B. (2009) Locating Britian: Migration and shifting boundaries on TV news. In: Castello, E., Dhoest, A. and O'Donnell, H., eds. (2009) The Nation on Screen. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 139-156. ISBN 9780443806145

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Abstract

Collective identities projected in the content of national television news can be less stable and coherent than is often suggested. Working within a tension between an inclusive and an exclusive national identity discourse, television news programmes are involved in what Ulrich Beck (2005:47) calls a 'transnational meta-power politics of plural boundary demarcations'. Based on analysis of boundary positions within the coverage of immigration and migration issues on British television news, this chapter illustrates how news programmes construct shifting boundaries and thus plural identies. The 'imagined community' (Anderson 1983) proposed by individual news pieces can vary, even appear contradictory.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Published with permission of Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Uncontrolled Keywords:spatiality, nation-state, boundaries, news media
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
ID Code:10841
Deposited By: E. Cholerton
Deposited On:12 Aug 2010 13:02
Last Modified:06 Nov 2014 19:14

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