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


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
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.


Mass Media; Jordan Media; Jordanian identity; Political history

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