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Lecture 5

Week 5 - Gender and Nation: The Works of Media Representation

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Ryerson University
SOC 885
Amina Jamal

Week 5 Gender and Nation The Works of Media RepresentationMedia Media help us visualize or imagine the nation Journalists are part of a society which legitimizes certain images of the Nation and Othersaliens both of these authors in their research have done something called semiotics which is the study of signs semiotics is anything that conveys meanings For EX a word on a page for instance nation these authors are looking at the media and saying that the kind of images they show us have meanings journalists are part of the society we are bombarded with images all the time if the media portrays others in a way particular way journalists are also a part of that way therefore their ideas are also influenced by imagesNation an Imagined Community Benedict Anderson defines the nation asAn imagined national communityand imagined as both inherently limited and sovereignCharacteristics of the modern nation Anderson states the nation is imagined as limited bounded
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