Constructing Scottish Identity in Media Discourses: The Use of Common Sense Knowledge in the Scottish Press (Scottish Studies International  - Publica

Constructing Scottish Identity in Media Discourses: The Use of Common Sense Knowledge in the Scottish Press (Scottish Studies International - Publica

By: Miriam Schroder (author)Hardback

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Description

Scotland's efforts to establish and assert its distinct national identity have a long tradition. National identity has been a central theme throughout the centuries in a country where economic, political, and social issues have tended to be closely bound up with questions of national mentality and emotion. This book examines the part played by Scottish newspapers in constructing identity during a key period of the devolution process, 1997-2011. It uses insights from the fields of cultural and media studies, sociology, cognitive science and narratology into the ways in which culturally defined knowledge and the notions of identity emerging from it have been constructed. The study contributes to the understanding of Scottish identity, and its evaluations are relevant beyond the immediate context of Scotland and the United Kingdom.

About Author

Miriam Schroeder studied English, Media and Communication Studies, and Economics at the Universities of Mainz and Aberdeen. She holds a PhD in British Studies. Her research focuses on Scottish media, culture, and literature.

Contents

Contents: Knowledge Construction and National Identification - Common Sense Knowledge about Scottish Identity in Scottish Newspapers, 1997-2011 - Community and National Characteristics - Shared Traditions and Cultural Heritage - Locality and Spatial Identification - History and the Temporal Experience.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783631663158
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 500
  • ID: 9783631663158
  • weight: 770
  • ISBN10: 3631663153
  • edition: New edition

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