TITLE

A necessarily better place: Images of New Zealand in the Slovak mass media

AUTHOR(S)
Barrer, Peter
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies;Apr2013, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
New Zealand and Slovakia have some things in common in spite of their distance from each other. Both countries have similarly sized populations and national identities attached to strong agricultural heritages. Also, both countries have faced isolation - New Zealand's geographical 'tyranny of distance' and Slovakia's one-time political position at 'the forgotten centre' of Europe. Although bilateral economic, political and person-to-person links between the two countries are on a negligible level, Slovaks certainly know of New Zealand even if very few have actually been there; their knowledge and image of the country is primarily constructed from the Slovak mass media. This article examines the image of New Zealand in the Slovak mass media from 2010 to 2012: a period which saw the first ever football encounter between the two countries at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, as well as an event in New Zealand (the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake) which was covered by the Slovak media. The images of New Zealand presented herein will contribute to the wider discussion of popular perceptions of New Zealand in the region of central Europe.
ACCESSION #
87923395

 

Related Articles

  • "KTA KAHA CHRISTCHURCH!": STRENGTHENING IDENTITY IN NEW ZEALAND. BARRER, Peter // Asian & African Studies (13351257);2012, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p240 

    On 22 February 2011 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the city of Christchurch in New Zealand's South Island, killing 185 people and severely damaging the city's infrastructure, its city centre and eastern suburbs. Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand's South Island, was once renowned...

  • The Healing Game. McAllester, Matt; Crumley, Bruce; Murnieks, Cassandra // Time International (Asia Edition);9/12/2011, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p48 

    The article offers insights on the significance of the 2011 Rugby World Cup for New Zealand. This year, an earthquake hit Christchurch and damaged the city's rugby stadium and depleted the tourism infrastructure. As a result, the government decided to relocate World Cup games from Christchurch...

  • RadioQuake: Getting back 'on air' after the Christchurch earthquakes. Joyce, Zita // Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media;Oct2015, Vol. 13 Issue 1/2, p57 

    Local independent radio stations in Christchurch, New Zealand, had their operations severely disrupted by major earthquakes in September 2010 and February 2011. This article examines the experiences of three radio stations that were shut out of their central city premises by the cordon drawn...

  • Kim Dovey: BOOK DESIGN.  // NZ Business;Apr2014, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p10 

    An interview with creative director Kim Dovey of Book Design is presented. Dovey recalls how she started the business when she pregnancy with her first child and considers the Canterbury earthquakes as an outstanding milestone. She mentions the company's offering on electronic books (E-books),...

  • Measuring Changes in Family Wellbeing in New Zealand 1981 to 2013: an update. von Randow, Martin; Crothers, Charles // New Zealand Sociology;2014, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p30 

    The article discusses the economic history of New Zealand. It mentions the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) encountered by the country. It notes the replacement of the Labour-led government coalition with the National party. It notes the impact of drought towards agricultural production, and the...

  • Our colleagues in Christchurch.  // New Zealand Journal of Research in Performing Arts & Education: ;Feb2011, p3 

    The article presents wishes of wellness to the people related to the drama and their family living in Christchurch, following the February 2011 earthquake that hit the city, in New Zealand.

  • New Zealand: NZFGA reports from post quake Christchurch.  // FloraCulture International;Dec2011, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p18 

    The article reports on the impact of the earthquake on the sales of flower sin Christchurch, New Zealand based on the assessment of the New Zealand Flower Grower Association (NAFGA).

  • an earthquake story. McDonald, Michelle // English in Aotearoa;Apr2011, Issue 73, p45 

    A personal narrative is presented in which explores the author's experience during the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Canterbury lab learns hard lesson from quake.  // New Zealand Doctor;3/28/2012, p8 

    The article offers information on the practical lessons learned by the Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) from the February 22, 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand including the use of robust benchtops, bracketed equipment, and chained gas cylinders.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics