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Nation speaking unto nation? Newspapers and national identity in the devolved UK.

Rosie, Michael and MacInnes, John and Petersoo, Pille and Condor, Susan and Kennedy, James (2004) Nation speaking unto nation? Newspapers and national identity in the devolved UK. The Sociological Review, 52 (4). pp. 437-458. ISSN 0038-0261

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Abstract

There are two problems with the existing account of the relationship between newspapers and national identity in the UK.The first is that although it is widely assumed that the mass media are central to the reproduction and evolution of national identity this has never been empirically demonstrated. The second is that exactly what comprises the relevant ‘national’ context in the UK is unclear. Content analysis of 2,500 sampled articles, together with qualitative comparison of different editions of the same newspaper titles and interviews with editors and journalists are used to show the extent and nature of ‘national’ frames of reference in newspapers in England and Scotland. Paradoxically, devolution may have reduced the spatial diversity of news stories in the press in England and Scotland.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Sociological Review
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 11181
Deposited By: Professor Susan Condor
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2008 16:51
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:19
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11181

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