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Nationalismus im Sonderangebot – Coca-Cola-Werbung zwischen Lifestyle-Kreation und politischer Mythenbildung

Nationalism to go - Coke commercials between lifestyle and political myth
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Frisch, Nora

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Abstract Nationalism in the sense of symbols or actions glorifying the fatherland can be detected in many Chinese commercials today. In the form of a mythical narration, various aspects of an idealized China image are communicated, an image designed to bring about a sense of identity for all Chinese people. While first and foremost serving consumer preferences, these emotionally charged constructions of a "super nation" can also be interpreted in an ideological sense. Seen against the background of the public discourse on patriotism underway since 1989, this "Sinization" of advertising suggests the more or less subtle influence of party-state propaganda. In analysing TV commercials and interpreting their content, the ambivalent position and general background of advertisers must, however, be kept in mind. Even as they attempt to address and leverage popular trends, these advertisers are part of the community that has shaped the worldviews and values (some of them ideological) that are also reflected in the ads.

Nationalismus im Sinne von Symbolen und Handlungen, die das Vaterland glorifizieren, kann heutzutage in vielen chinesischen Werbespots gefunden werden. In der Form von mythischen Erzählungen werden viele Aspekte eines idealisierten Chinabildes verbreitet.
Keywords China; nationalism; advertising; commercial; television; life style; myth; identity; identity formation; propaganda; symbol; sociology; public relations work; present
Classification Broadcasting, Telecommunication; Advertising, Public Relations
Method descriptive study
Free Keywords Sociology; Advertising; Public relations; Nationalism; Symbols; Present
Document language German
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 85-120
Journal Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 38 (2009) 2
ISSN 1868-4874
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works