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  • 14

    Sabina Mihelj: From Media Systems to Media Cultures: Understanding State Socialist Television (book presentation)

    Lunch seminar with Sabina Mihelj from Loughborough University, UK arranged by Media and Communication Studies department at Södertörn University.

    Shortly about the seminar:

    In this major intervention into comparative media research, Sabina Mihelj and Simon Huxtable delve into the
    fascinating world of television under communism, using it to test a new framework for comparative media analysis. To understand the societal consequences of mass communication, the authors argue that we need to move beyond the analysis of media systems, and instead focus on the role of the mediain shaping cultural ideals and narratives, everyday practices and routines. Drawing on a wealth of original data derived from archival sources, programme and schedule analysis, and oral history interviews, the authors show how communist authorities managed to harness the power of television to shape new habits and rituals, yet failed to inspire a deeper belief in communist ideals. Their analysis has important implications for the understanding of mass communication in non-democratic settings, and provides tools for the analysis of media cultures globally.

    Sabina Mihelj is Professor of Media and Cultural Analysis at the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, Loughborough University, UK.

    Time and place

    When: 14/12/17 at 12:00-13:00

    What: Higher seminar, Book presentation

    Where: Room PC 249, on the second floor in the C-wing, Primus building, Södertörn University, Campus Flemingsberg

    Organiser: Media and Communication Studies at the School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University.

    Event language: English