9780190604318-019060431X-Stories Without Borders: The Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event

Stories Without Borders: The Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event

ISBN-13: 9780190604318
ISBN-10: 019060431X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Sonnevend, Julia
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190604318
ISBN-10: 019060431X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Sonnevend, Julia
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 232 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sonnevend, Julia wrote Stories Without Borders: The Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event comprising 232 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 019060431X and 9780190604318. Since then Stories Without Borders: The Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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How do stories of particular events turn into global myths, while others fade away? What becomes known and seen as a global iconic event? In Stories without Borders, Julia Sonnevend considers the ways in which we recount and remember news stories of historic significance. Focusing on journalists covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and on subsequent retellings of the event in a variety of ways - from Legoland reenactments to slabs of the Berlin Wall installed in global cities - Sonnevend discusses how certain events become built up so that people in many parts of the world remember them for long periods of time. She argues that five dimensions determine the viability and longevity of international news events. First, a foundational narrative must be established with certain preconditions. Next, the established narrative becomes universalized and a mythical message developed. This message is then condensed and encapsulated in a simple phrase, a short narrative, and a recognizable visual scene. Counter-narratives emerge that reinterpret events and in turn facilitate their diffusion across multiple media platforms and changing social and political contexts. Sonnevend examines these five elements through the developments of November 9, 1989 - what came to be known as the fall of the Berlin Wall. Stories Without Borders concludes with a discussion of how global iconic events have an enduring effect on individuals and societies, pointing out that after common currencies, military alliances, and international courts have failed, stories may be all that we have to bring hope and unity.

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