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Author Sonnevend, Julia, author
Title Stories without borders : the Berlin Wall and the making of a global iconic event / Julia Sonnevend
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DD881 .S57 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020525572
Descript 217 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note "An illustration of the ways in which people construct global iconic events through the case study of the fall of the Berlin Wall"-- Provided by publisher
"How do stories of particular events turn into global myths, while others fade away? What becomes known and seen as a global iconic event? In Stories without Borders, Julia Sonnevend considers the ways in which we recount and remember news stories of historic significance. Focusing on journalists covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and on subsequent retellings of the event in a variety of ways--from Legoland reenactments to slabs of the Berlin Wall installed in global cities--Sonnevend discusses how certain events become built up so that people in many parts of the world remember them for long periods of time. She argues that five dimensions determine the viability and longevity of international news events. First, a foundational narrative must be established with certain preconditions. Next, the established narrative becomes universalized and a mythical message developed. This message is then condensed and encapsulated in a simple phrase, a short narrative, and a recognizable visual scene. Counter-narratives emerge that reinterpret events and in turn facilitate their diffusion across multiple media platforms and changing social and political contexts. Sonnevend examines these five elements through the developments of November 9, 1989--what came to be known as the fall of the Berlin Wall. Stories Without Borders concludes with a discussion of how global iconic events have an enduring effect on individuals and societies, pointing out that after common currencies, military alliances, and international courts have failed, stories may be all that we have to bring hope and unity"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-202) and index
1. Events in Media -- 2. Global Iconic Events : The Five Dimensions of Transnational Storytelling -- 3. Foundation -- 4. Mythologization -- 5. Condensation -- 6. Counter-narration -- 7. Remediation -- 8. Stories Without Borders : Thinking With Global Iconic Events -- Notes on Research Methods
Link Online version: Sonnevend, Julia, author. Stories without borders New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] 9780190604325 (DLC) 2016019889
Subject Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989 -- Press coverage
Collective memory -- History -- 20th century
Transnationalism -- History -- 20th century
Journalism -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century
Journalism -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century
Narration (Rhetoric) -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century
Narration (Rhetoric) -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century
Storytelling -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century
Storytelling -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. bisacsh
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