National Mythologies in Central European TV Series: How J.R. Won the Cold War

Bilek, P., Pop, D., Varga, Z., Zwierzchowski, P., Kisielewska, A. and Culik, J. (2013) National Mythologies in Central European TV Series: How J.R. Won the Cold War. Sussex Academic Press: Eastbourne, UK. ISBN 9781845195960

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Abstract

This is the first ever international comparative study of the mythologies which popular TV series in Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania – made before and after the fall of communism – disseminate in their societies.

Comparison of samples of popular television from the 1970s, 1980s and 2000s provides strategically significant material about how these societies think and rationalize, and what their thinking is rooted in. The study proceeds from the premise that popular television series provide a fertile ground of investigation as mass media reflects and shapes social and cultural values.

Item Type:Edited Books
Keywords:EU sociology, mass media studies, cinema and TV studies, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, communism, post-communism
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan and Varga, Dr Zsuzsanna
Authors: Bilek, P., Pop, D., Varga, Z., Zwierzchowski, P., Kisielewska, A., and Culik, J.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Publisher:Sussex Academic Press
ISBN:9781845195960

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
567051National Mythologies in Central European TV SeriesJan CulikBritish Academy (BRIT-ACAD)SG102202MLC - SLAVONIC STUDIES