National Culture: A Contradiction in Terms?

Richard Collins


There is no necessary congruence between the
frontiers of states and those of cultural communities,
positive consequences can follow (and in the case of U.K.
television have followed) from the transnationalization
of television and that the integrity and survival of
states is less strongly linked to cultural sovereignty
and the maintenence of national culture than is often

Il n'y a pas de congruence nécessaire entre les
frontières des Etats et celles des communautés
culturelles. Des conséquences positives peuvent
résulter (par exemple, dans le cas suivi par la
télévision du Royaume-Uni) d'une transnationalisation
de la télévision. L'intégrité et la survivance des
Etats n'est pas relié aussi étroitement, comme on le
suppose généralement, à la souveraineté culturelle et
au maintien d'une culture nationale.


National culture; Cultural communities; Television

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