How and Why is a Theory of Ideology of Importance for Media Representations of National Identity: Albanian Identity during the Communist Regime

Nirvana Shkëlzeni


This article is an effort to answer the question of the importance of a theory of ideology for media representations of national identity. Using examples of Albanian media representation during the communist period, it is analyzed the role of the ideology in these representations and their direct influence in the creation of a national identity. The analysis has required also a simple tour into the nation and national identity, the site and ideology within which media texts function.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n2p289

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