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The Map as an Ideological Tool in the New Media Age: The Case of Greater Hungary

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  • What constitutes the Myth of Greater Hungary as revealed by many readers (at the site of the audience) and how is it perpetuated in the new media age by authors ( at the site of production) through its different reencodings?
  • The map of Greater Hungary

    1. 1. Maps as Ideological Toolsin the NewMediaAge<br />The case of <br />Greater Hungary<br />Zsuzsanna Bacsa Palmer<br />ENGL 806<br />
    2. 2. Ubiquity of the image <br />
    3. 3. Timeline<br />WWI<br />WWII<br />1989<br />
    4. 4. The authoritative power of maps<br />Boundaries<br />Lines<br />Territories<br />Colors<br />Creating a country<br /> Drawing <br />a line <br />
    5. 5. Semiotic analysis<br /> Sign: the map- a (red) border line in a certain shape (‘Meaning’)<br /> Signified: The territory of Hungary before WWI<br />-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> Sign: The map of Greater Hungary (‘Form’)<br /> Signified: The Greatness/ Endurance/ Nostalgia/ Revisionism etc. of Hungary (‘Concept’)<br />“The level of connotation of the visual sign (…) is the point where already coded signs intersect with the deep semantic codes of a culture and take on additional, more active ideological dimensions.“<br />(Hall, 1980, p. 112).<br />1st<br />Level<br />2nd<br />Level<br />Mythology/<br />Connotation<br />“If one wishes to connect a mythical schema to a general history, to explain how <br />it corresponds to the interest of a definite society, in short, to pass from semiology <br />to ideology, it is obviously at the level of the third type of focusing that one must place <br />oneself: it is the reader of myths himself who must reveal their essential function”<br />(Barthes, 1972, p. 129). <br />
    6. 6. Questionnaire results<br />Meanings<br />Connotations<br />
    7. 7. Questionnaire results<br />When describing to others what Greater Hungary means how important would the following meanings be in your description?<br />
    8. 8. Three re-encodings of the same image<br />
    9. 9. References<br />Barthes, R. (1972). Mythologies. New York: Hill and Wang.<br />Car with Greater Hungary Sticker [Online Image] (2010) Retrieved April 11, 2011 from Origohttp://www.origo.hu/auto/20100514-milyen-kocsikkal-erkeztek-a-parlamenti-nyitasra-a-politikusok.html<br />Clock –Greater Hungary [Online imagae] (n.d.) Retrieved April 12, 2011 from Alkupiachttp://alkupiac.hu/termekek/18399_kaurifa-faliora-tortenelmi-nagy-magyarorszag<br />Deathskull (2010) Nagy Magyarorszag Greater Hungary Mozilla Firefox Persona. Retreived April 10, 2011 from Mozilla Firefox Personas Gallery http://www.getpersonas.com/en-US/persona/297219<br />Greater Hungary with counties [Online image] (n.d.) Retrieved April 11, 2011 from Nagy MagyarorszagTajaihttp://www.magyarorszag-szep.hu/<br />Greater Hungary Magnet [Online image] (n.d.) Retrieved April 8, 2011 from http://www.hutomagnesbolt.hu/<br />Greater Hungary before WWI (Online image] (n.d.) Retrieved April 16, 2011 from http://www.antikregiseg.hu/kep_ajandek.php?nev=nagy-magyarorszag_terkepek_nagy-magyarorszag_terkepe_1821_magyar_nyelvu_terkep_156&id=_1<br />Hall, S. (1980). Encoding/ Decoding in Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies Culture, Media, Language: Working Papers in Cultural Studies . London: Hutchinson , pp. 128-138.<br />Hand Drawing a Map [Online image] Retrieved April 16, 2011 from http://handdrawnplanet.blogspot.com/<br />Hungary Today Map [Online image} (n.d.) Retrieved April 16, 2011 from http://cograf.hu/lexikon/foldrajz/magyarorszag-terkep.html<br />Hungarian Flag [Online image] (n.d.) Retrieved April 8, 2011 from http://www.noihonlap.hu/sl/index.php?id=20&PHPSESSID=856cadfa168a0bbd9f9dc63360688be<br />Hungary during WW II {Online Image] (n.d.) Retrieved April 11, 2011 from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Hungary_1938-1947.png<br />LaPanteraRosa(2007) Nagy Magyarorszag/ Greater Hungary Photo [Online image] (2007) Retrieved April 11, 2011 from Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/pantera-rosa/4441129436<br />Onesie with Greater Hungary [Online image] (n.d.) Retrieved April 12, 2011 from Shopmaniahttp://www.shopmania.hu/shopping~online-ferfi-ruha~vasarlas-nagy-magyarorszag-body-polo~p-4048476.html<br />Tria-NON map image [Screen shot] (n.d.) Retrieved April 12, 2011 from YouTube, Karpatialeszmeg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWVsrM0hqIc<br />T-Shirt with Gretar Hungary [Online image] (n.d.) Retrieved April 8 , 2011 from http://www.turania.hu/catalog/rovidujju-polo/galleros-polo-nagymagyarorszag-pri-1417.html?reviews_id=474<br />Zippo lighter with Greater Hungary engraving [Online image] (n.d.) Retrieved April 12, 2011 from Alkupiachttp://alkupiac.hu/termekek/21234_150-zippo-black-ice-nagy-magyarorszag-gravirral<br />

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