The Internet and National Solidarity: A Theoretical Analysis

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleThe Internet and National Solidarity: A Theoretical Analysis Author(S)Oren Soffer (Author)
Abstract  The increasing popularity of the Internet is often seen as eroding the national functions of mass media. In critically evaluating this assumption, this article examines online media consumption through 2 theories of traditional media that are considered of major significance in understanding the constitutive and reproductive roles of media in national experience: the ritual of simultaneous consumption, along with its implications on the imagination of national communities, and the discourse of media, with its embedded banal national assumptions. I contend that the element of ritual in media consumption seems to be decreasing. ...Paginationp 48-67
SubjectCommunicationDescriptorsCommunication
Journal TitleCommunication Theory  
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