Role of documentaries in the construction of national identity: Project 10 documentary series, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Ambala, Anthony T
dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-26T12:40:01Z
dc.date.available 2006-10-26T12:40:01Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10-26T12:40:01Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/1475
dc.description 0400169A Tonyterah@yahoo.com Faculty of Humanities Master of Arts 2005 Dr Ebrahim. H haseenahe@artworks.wits.ac.za en
dc.description.abstract This study analyses the role of the media generally, and the documentary mode specifically, in the construction of national identity. It focuses on the Project 10 documentary series in South Africa. Chapter one, lays the foundation for the study by discussing the concepts, theories and debates on the notion of ‘the nation’, ‘national identity’, ‘nation building’ and the documentary mode. Chapter two argues that nations are in a constant state of (re)birth, (re)definition and (re)invention and interrogates how the documentary mode attempts to sustain what Benedict Anderson (1991) calls a sense of ‘imagined community’. Chapter three focuses on the role and position of an individual citizen vis-à-vis ‘nation’ and ‘nation building’, and how the documentaries in the Project 10 series explore this concern. Chapter four examines the effects and manifestations of previous leadership regimes in the present-day South Africa and how this affects the process of building contemporary South Africa. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject documentary en
dc.subject national identity en
dc.subject project 10 documentary series en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.title Role of documentaries in the construction of national identity: Project 10 documentary series, South Africa en
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