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8. Time and the Nation: Conceptualizing the Temporal Effects of a Global Media System

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dc.contributor.author Eric Saranovitz
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-23T06:47:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-23T06:47:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.identifier.issn 2277-9752
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2259/897
dc.description IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review 3(1) 65–73 © 2014 Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode en_US
dc.description.abstract The vast expansion of the electronic media—and especially the rapid growth of digital media—in the last decades have brought about vast changes in the ways people interact and the spaces they inhabit. However, this article argues that in a mediated world, where technology has for all practicality conquered space, the temporal dimension, that is, communication across time, is all too often overlooked. As more and more scholarship on globalization looks at ways in which digital media are blurring the local and the distant, the public and the private, the ‘here’ and the ‘there’ of social interaction, I make a case for the importance of investigating the temporal dimension of communication in the construction, development and maintenance of societies. As this article argues, despite the importance an understanding of time has played in theories about cultural and social development, little work has been undertaken by media and communication scholars to investigate ways that the electronic and digital media articulate a community’s relation to the past. Hence, this article brings together a varied body of literature from diverse fields of inquiry that have focused on different aspects of these issues. While many of these works have often been cited, the article does a rereading in order to excavate some of their central, yet overlooked, ideas in an attempt to construct a framework for understanding the temporal arrangement of communication in society and the nature of the media’s role in these arrangements. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications en_US
dc.subject Globalization en_US
dc.subject Nation en_US
dc.subject Memory en_US
dc.subject Time en_US
dc.subject Temporality en_US
dc.title 8. Time and the Nation: Conceptualizing the Temporal Effects of a Global Media System en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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