You are either with us or with us: Constructing Samoan national identity through inclusion at the Samoa Observer (2015)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
University of Canterbury. Media and Communications
- Arts: Journal Articles 
This study will concentrate on the weight of research, which suggests that the exclusion/inclusion of others is central to the formation of a national identity in news content. Drawing from this review, this research will then truncate the exclusion/inclusion metanarrative research into four posited micronarratives. News content from Samoa, New Zealand and Australia will then be examined according to these micronarratives and discussed in relation to previous research that has examined national identity and journalism. This study does not aim to create an indigenous epistemological framework for deconstructing identity. However, this research will conclude by advocating a closer inspection of widely held Western conceptions of identity construction through media representation.
CitationKenix, L.J. (2015) You are either with us or with us: Constructing Samoan national identity through inclusion at the Samoa Observer. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, (In press, early access).
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ANZSRC Fields of Research47 - Language, communication and culture::4701 - Communication and media studies::470107 - Media studies
20 - Language, Communication and Culture::2002 - Cultural Studies::200210 - Pacific Cultural Studies
16 - Studies in Human Society::1604 - Human Geography::160403 - Social and Cultural Geography
16 - Studies in Human Society::1699 - Other Studies in Human Society::169905 - Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies
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