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Signs of crisis and recovery: geographical imaginaries in press coverage of the financial crisis in the UK and German press 2008-2009.

Halsall, Robert

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Robert Halsall



Abstract

This article examines the role of models of capitalism in the media coverage surrounding the economic crisis in the period 2008“2009 in the UK and German press, during the outbreak of the crisis and the beginning of the recovery from it. Models of capitalism are conceived of as geographical imaginaries, discursive entities by means of which nations mediate their economic fortunes vis-a`-vis global capitalism. By drawing upon historical narratives and stereotypical attributions of national character, these models legitimize courses of political and economic action. A Critical Discourse Analysis of media texts is carried out in selected periods of the crisis in these two countries whose economic models have been held to be opposing geographical adversaries in the history of neoliberalism. The article draws conclusions about the nature of recovery from the point of view of such geographical imaginaries, and their importance in the continued dominance of neoliberalism.

Citation

HALSALL, R., 2013. Signs of crisis and recovery: geographical imaginaries in press coverage of the financial crisis in the UK and German press 2008-2009. Culture and organization [online], 19(5), pages 377-395. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2013.815617

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2013
Online Publication Date Dec 31, 2013
Publication Date Dec 31, 2013
Deposit Date Apr 1, 2015
Publicly Available Date Apr 1, 2015
Journal Culture and organization
Print ISSN 1475-9551
Electronic ISSN 1477-2760
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 5
Pages 377-395
Keywords Crisis; Geographical imagery; Model of capitalism; Neoliberalism; Teleology
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1184
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14759551.2013.815617

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