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Новинарската родина: география на информационния поток в българската преса (1842-1878)
The homeland in the news: Newsflow geography of the Bulgarian press (1842-1878)

Author(s): Dessislava Liliova
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: nation-building process; relationship between local and national; imagined geographies; media history

Summary/Abstract: The text explores the impact of early Bulgarian press on the geographical imagination of the audience (from the fi rst newspaper in 1842 until the end of the period of Ottoman rule in 1878). The study is focused on newsfl ow geography analyzing it as a specifi c mechanism to map the space through mediated information about local events. Special attention is given to points of intersection and difference between the territorial project of the Bulgarian national elite and the newsfl ow mapping of homeland and abroad. The latter was marked by relatively low level of ideological control as the correspondents were amateurs sending information of their own free will and from places of their own choice. Their mediated narratives resulted in imagined geography representing the homeland not as a compact territory but as dynamic net of places combined in fragmented mosaic structure.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 39
  • Page Range: 93-112
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian