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Constructing a Traitor: How New Zealand Newspapers Framed Russell Coutts' Role in the America's Cup 2003
(University of Canterbury. Political Science and Communication, 2007)
This thesis investigates how the news media constructs reality through newspaper representation of the role of a hero in society and a hero's loyalty to the nation. The research is based on a case study of New Zealand ...
Composing the War: Nation and Self in Narratives of the Royal New Zealand Air Force's Deployment to the 1991 Gulf Conflict
(University of Canterbury. Sociology and Anthropology, 2008)
Self and nation, popularly considered to be of natural origin in the Western world, are in fact constructed through social processes. One of these processes is narrative: the stories that purport to describe the nation and ...