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Ester Lo Biundo

first message announced the overthrow of Kerensky's government and the formation of the new Soviet government. This broadcast was international and addressed potential revolutionaries in Europe and Russia. The book is particularly interesting for its attention on radio as a tool to create an international political community and the intercontinental approach, since the author does not take into account only European countries. The book focuses instead on several countries including Germany, Soviet Union, United States, the Middle East, East of Suez and Latin America

in London calling Italy
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The ‘metropole’ and peripheral ‘others’
Chris Beasley
and
Heather Brook

temporal and cultural contexts, even as they are produced by a thoroughly 252 Global agendas globalising industry. These historically situated political myths are fundamentally uncritical and often present a synecdochal view of the world. Even the truly unique hero or protagonist thus has a solidary aspect associated with constituting belonging and identity within a political community. On this, Joseph Campbell asserted that there is one overarching mythic archetype common to all cultures – that is, the ‘monomyth’ of the ‘hero’s journey’ (Campbell, 1949: 23

in The cultural politics of contemporary Hollywood film
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Chris Beasley
and
Heather Brook

targets are mass social groupings such as ‘nations, classes, ethnicities, generations, etc.’ and its primary purpose is ‘to stabilize and … unite a political community’ (Stevanović, 2008: 25 and 34). On this, Chiara Bottici argues that while political theorists appear to have for the most part neglected myth, it nevertheless has a crucial role in the preservation of a polity and in its further associations with political mobilisation (Bottici, 2010: 915). In other words, political myths can play a part in maintaining power relations and so may be deployed as a strategic

in The cultural politics of contemporary Hollywood film
Maria Rovisco

), ‘Political community, identity and cosmopolitan place’ , International Sociology 14 ( 3 ): 269–82 . Ferrão , J. ( 2002 ), ‘Portugal, três geografias em recombinação: espacialidades, mapas cognitivos e identidades territoriais’ , Lusotopie 2 : 151–8 . Fortuna , C . ( 1997 ), ‘Destradicionalização e imagem da cidade – o caso

in Cinematic countrysides
Hilary Neroni

uncommon, but Costa-Gavras's films root out the way that this distinction has a detrimental effect even on those regimes with the most egalitarian ideals. Political theorist Carl Schmitt is the leading advocate for the idea that politics revolves around a friend/enemy distinction. Schmitt theorizes that a political community exists only when a people distinguishes itself and defines outsiders by delineating a friend/enemy distinction. According to Schmitt, this creates a shared identity even among people who may have differences internally. He argues that this friend

in The films of Costa-Gavras
Carol Medlicott

), Korea Old and New: A History ( Seoul : Ilchokak Publishers ). Entrikin , N.J . ( 1999 ), ‘Political community, identity and cosmopolitan place’ , International Sociology 14 ( 3 ): 269–82 . Hausladen , G.J . ( 2003 ), ‘Where the cowboy rides away: mythic places for Western film’ , in Hausladen, G.J. (ed.), Western Places, American

in Cinematic countrysides
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Education, communication and film studies
James Zborowski

the hard fact underlying the mass media that continually foils dreams of democratic participation.52 Dissemination therefore becomes a necessary category of communication within large political communities. Indeed, disseminations in fact contribute significantly to the creation of a sense of community. In his 124  Classical Hollywood cinema account in the Imagined Communities of nation states (‘imagined because the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the

in Classical Hollywood cinema
James Zborowski

, associated with ‘the emergence of the modern age and … the nation state’88 (as ‘the distinction between a private and public sphere’89 is associated with the city-state). ‘In our [contemporary] understanding’, Arendt argues, precisely because of the rise of the social as an intermediate realm between the public and private spheres, ‘the dividing line [between public and private] is entirely blurred, because we see the body of peoples and political communities in the image of a family whose everyday affairs have to be taken care of by a gigantic, nation-wide administration

in Classical Hollywood cinema
Hyangjin Lee

provide a model for restoring cultural continuity and rebuilding unified nationhood. Benedict Anderson maintains that nation is an imagined political community and that nationalism invents nations where they do not exist. 14 He also argues that the central factor in the conception of nationalism is a cultural system rather than a self-consciously held political ideology. 15 Despite the obvious existence of two polities on the

in Contemporary Korean cinema