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Title: The European and the national in communication research
Authors: Mihelj, Sabina
Keywords: Class
Communication
Democratic deficit
Europe
Media
Nation
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © SAGE Publications
Citation: MIHELJ, S., 2007. The European and the national in communication research. European Journal of Communication, 22 (4), pp. 443-459
Abstract: The article discusses some of the major omissions and simplifications created by established approaches to European communication, in particular the inclination to think of Europeanization primarily, and often exclusively, in relation to things national. It points to the simplistic narrative that sees transnational communication in Europe as a very recent phenomenon, and demonstrates how this narrative glosses over various historical forms of transnational communication in Europe. It then briefly addresses the intellectual roots of this narrative, and argues that they also lead to neglecting the existence of diverse, often competing contemporary forms of Europeanization and transnationalization in public communication. Finally, the article argues that more sustained attention should be paid to subnational patterns of stratification of European communication, particularly those arising along class divisions.
Description: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the European Journal of Communication [© SAGE Publications] and is available at http://online.sagepub.com/
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0267323107083061
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5044
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