GeMIC / Media Represetations


Synthesis Report – National Identity and the Media

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The focus of the three national cases surveyed has been on: Romania as a predominantly migrant-sending society; Greece as a predominantly migrant-receiving society, and FYROM as in between a migrant-sending and a migrant-receiving society, most often represented as a transit space. more .. »

objectives

* to undertake research on representations and constructions of the national ‘self’ and the national ‘other’, as related to issues of gender and migration in the media, focusing particularly on literature, television and film.
* to identify the ways in which dominant and mainstream conceptualizations about gender and migration as well as tensions and contradictions about ‘us’ and ‘them’ are reproduced in the media   <--more-->

FYROM – Report on National Identity and the Media

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All of the selected films represent the migrant as male individual, thus excluding in their representational systems the plots and images of subject-active female perspective in a migration context.
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Romania – Report on National Identity and the Media

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The main focus of the surveyed corpus – films and written press – has been on Romania as a migrant-sending society, though films (both feature and documentaries) have touched at times upon its different status as a destination or transit society primarily for citizens from the Republic of Moldova, as well. With the exception of O, the one feature film that juxtaposed pre- and post-1989 migration patterns, the rest of the analysed texts registered in their discursive fabric major post-communist and post-integration Romanian migratory trends.

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Greece – Report on National Identity and the Media

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The role of the media regarding the relation between Migration, Identity and Gender is based on the research hypothesis that media discourse is not a simple mirror of the national realities but a symptom of social dialectics. Therefore, in order to examine their role it is necessary to define and understand several points, such us the general position (political/social/ideological) of the media productions that we are working on (film and press), the topics that are related and the different kind of ‘voices’ that are expressed. These are some of the points that we are taking under consideration in order to analyze the dialectic between ‘us’ and the ‘other’.
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