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

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Show simple item record Sun, Wanning en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-02-02T11:05:26Z 2012-02-02T11:05:26Z 2001 en_US
dc.identifier 2008002909 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sun Wanning 2001, 'Media Events or Media Stories? Time, Space and Chinese (Trans)nationalism', Sage Publications Ltd., vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 25-43. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1367-8779 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Taking Dayan and Katz?s 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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications Ltd. en_US
dc.title Media Events or Media Stories? Time, Space and Chinese (Trans)nationalism en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Cultural Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 4 en_US
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
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 101631 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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dc.description.keywords China everyday media events media stories national space and time nationalism spectacle transnationalism en_US
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