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Domesticating pathogenies, evaluating change: the Eurozone crisis as a ‘hot moment’ in Greek television fiction
Department of Journalis, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-3872-5096
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Media, culture & society, ISSN 0163-4437, Vol. 40, nr 7, s. 957-972Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates how the Eurozone crisis is thematically negotiated in a popular Greek television comedy. Inspired by the increasing interest in the ideological role of news media during the Eurozone crisis of the late 2000s, it turns the spotlight on the sphere of entertainment in an attempt to address the importance of fictional mediations and meaning-making processes. To that end, it proposes an understanding of television fiction as an accommodator and shaper of ‘hot moments’, instigating processes of self-assessment and evaluation of change. More specifically, the study examines the ways in which the family comedy Piso sto Spiti (MEGA Channel, 2011–2013) provides culturally based understandings of the Eurozone crisis by depicting it as associated with inherent flaws of the modern Greek and by assessing the possibility of change through a juxtaposition with national ‘others’. At the same time, it identifies ways that ideology leaks from television fiction in its interaction with other media discourses simultaneously circulating within a society.

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London: Sage Publications, 2018. Vol. 40, nr 7, s. 957-972
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change, Eurozone crisis, Greece, hot moment, identity, Piso sto Spiti, television fiction
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-81852DOI: 10.1177/0163443717734403ISI: 000444979000001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85053618130OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-81852DiVA, id: diva2:1430240
Tilgjengelig fra: 2020-05-14 Laget: 2020-05-14 Sist oppdatert: 2020-11-16bibliografisk kontrollert
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1. The Private Life of a Nation in Crisis: A Study on the Politics in/of Greek Television Fiction
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The Private Life of a Nation in Crisis: A Study on the Politics in/of Greek Television Fiction
2018 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

The private life of a nation in crisis offers in-depth studies of the fictional reconstruction and negotiation of moments of heightened societal tension that take place throughout the life of a nation. Its constituent papers focus on the role of television fiction in representing and shaping either critical moments, events, or periods that disrupt the normal pace of life, or unresolved societal tensions that become part of everyday life. What is more, the papers investigate the socio-cultural consequences of representations, in terms of the interpretative lenses television fiction provides for understanding the events as such. The empirical focus is placed on television fiction produced and broadcast in Greece, a country that has recently received a large share of publicity because of its protagonistic role in the late 2000s Eurozone crisis and, at the same time, a media landscape with multiple aspects that still remain uncharted. The thesis contains case studies from different periods of Greek television fiction, from 1989 – the year of the launch of the first private channels in Greece – onwards, in an attempt to connect the overall project to the production context characterizing commercial television, another aspect of European television in the process of continuous exploration. Through a close analysis of specific television programmes, as well as a complementary study of the production culture of private television in Greece, this thesis aspires to contribute to the general question regarding the role of the media in critical, uncertain, or tumultuous times, with an emphasis on television fiction’s potential to recode their meaning and to reflect back on society.

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Gothenburg: Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg, 2018. s. 160
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politics, television fiction, private television, critical times, Greece
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urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-82800 (URN)9789188212757 (ISBN)9789188212771 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2020-11-16 Laget: 2020-06-09 Sist oppdatert: 2020-11-16bibliografisk kontrollert

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