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Collective Belonging and Mass Media Consumption: Unravelling How Technological Medium and Cultural Genre Shape the National Imaginings of Australians

Smith, Philip; Phillips, Timothy


Sociological literature lacks a firm evidentiary base with respect to how mass media usage works to forge patterns of collective attachment among socially diverse individuals within contemporary societies. This paper seeks to engage with this absence by examining the detailed ways in which complexities of media consumptions are linked with divergent popular visions of national belongingness and identity. Focusing in particular on variations in cultural genre and delivery technology, the study...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: The Sociological Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2006.00673.x


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