The Media and the Path of Building the State of Jordan: An Analytical Study of the Transformations of Identity and Society

Basim Tweissi, Maram Frehat

Abstract


This study seeks to understand the media’s relationship with the Jordanian national identity as a problematic case study in the path of building the modern Jordanian state. It also seeks to identity the role of the media in formulating the Jordanian national identity and the positioning of the identity in the contexts of the Jordanian media from a critical perspective that benefits from the heritage and literature of media cultural studies and from the media dimension of the public field
theory.
The study concluded that the media’s relationship with shaping the Jordanian national identity throughout history is a thorny and vague one in most stages as a result of the nature of transformations undergone by the state and society and of the regional circumstances that have cast their shadow on the demographic identity of the Jordanian society. While the media-political vagueness has actually served the path of constructing the identity at some stages, it has currently lost this privilege.


Keywords


Mass Media; Jordan Media; Jordanian identity; Political history

Full Text:

PDF

References


Abu-Arja, T. (2000). Studies in press and Journalism (p.219). Majdalawi Publishing House. Amman.

Abu-Odeh, A. (1999). Jordanians, Palestinians, and the Hashemite Kingdom in the Middle East Peace Process. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press.

Al-Mousa, I. (1998). The development of the Jordanian press (1920-1997). Publication of the Jordan History Committee number 58, Amman.

Al-Mousa, S. (1998). The development of the Jordanian press (1920-1997) (pp.89-92). Publication of the Jordan History Committee number 58, Amman.

Al-Tarrah, A. (2005). The globalization of communication and its effect on formulating the national identity. Humanities Journal, 11, 4-5.

Al-Tarrah, A. (2005). The globalization of communication and its effect on formulating the national identity. Humanities Journal, 11, 4.

Anderson, B. (1983). Imagined communities, reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism. London: Verso.

Buscomb, E. (1993). Nationhood, culture and media boundaries: Britain. Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 14 (13), 25-34.

Forde, S. (2003). Foy well, Kerrie and Meadows Michael. Through the Lens of the Local Public Arena Journalism in the Australian Community Broadcasting Sector. Journalism, 4(3), 314-335).

Frish, H. (2002). Fuzzy nationalism: The case of Jordan. Nationalism and Ethnic Polities, 8(4), 86-103).

Gellner, E. (1983). Nations and nationalism (p.121). Oxford, UK: Basol Blackwell.

Habermars, J. (1992). The structural transformation of the public sphere: An inquiry into category of bourgeois (T. B. Society Trans.). Press Paperback Edition.

Kielbowicz, R. B. (1983). The press, post office, and flow of news in the early republic. Journal of the Early Republic, 3(3), 255-280.

Kirkpatrick, B. (2006). Localism in America Media 1920-1934 (Protected by creative Commons, for – Attribution).

Kirkpatrick, B. (2006). Localism in America media 1920-1934 (p.62). Protected by creative Commons, for – Attribution.

Lerner, D. (1959). The passing of traditional society: Modernizing (pp.302-343). The Middle East, Free Press.

Longue, D. (1999). State and settlement strategies in the Southern Transjordan. From: Eugene, Rogan and Tariq Tell, 1994, village, steppe and state: The social origins of modern Jordan. London: British Academic Press.

Massad, J. A. (2001). Colonial effects: The making of national identity in Jordan. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Rogan, E. (2003). Fast social change in Transjordan in the Ottoman Era. Group of writers. readings in the social history of Jordan. Al-Urdun Al-Jadeed Studies Center, Amman.

Schiller, H. (1991). Not yet the post-imperialist era. Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 8(1), 13-26, 1991

Shafiq, O. (2005). The press in Transjordan: 1920-1950 (p.14). Ministry of Culture’ publications, Amman.

Shuqair, Y. (Ed.). (2011). Introduction to media legislation and policy in Jordan (pp.29-30). Media Support Program in Jordan (IREX) 2011.

Smith, A. (1984). The problem of national identity: Ancients, medieval and modern? Ethnics and Racial Studies, 1(3), 375-399.

Stefanie, N. (2008). Choice loyalty and the melting pot: Citizenship and national identity in Jordan. Nationalism and Ethnic Polities, 14, 85-116.

Tweissi, B. (2011). The Role of Social Factors in Political Recruitment: Study of Jordanian Governmental Elites at the Beginning of the Modernization Stage. Arab Journal for Political Science, 31, 147-151.

Zubeidi, S. (2009). The Media and the Jordanian National Identity. In M. Jarbee’ (Ed.), The Identity and national culture and their role in reform and modernization. Thuraraya Center, Amman.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/%25x

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2016 Basim Tweissi, Maram Frehat

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Share us to:   


Reminder

  • How to do online submission to another Journal?
  • If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

  • Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

  • Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.
  • We only use four mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases: caooc@hotmail.com; office@cscanada.net; ccc@cscanada.net; ccc@cscanada.org

 Articles published in Cross-Cultural Communication are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).

 CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION Editorial Office

Address: 1020 Bouvier Street, Suite 400, Quebec City, Quebec, G2K 0K9, Canada. 
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138 
Website: Http://www.cscanada.net; Http://www.cscanada.org 
E-mail:caooc@hotmail.com; office@cscanada.net

Copyright © Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture