The Cultural Representation of Falklands War on British television
AuthorYıldızeli, Fahriye Begüm
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CitationYILDIZELİ, F. B. (2019). THE CULTURAL REPRESENTATION OF FALKLANDS WAR ON BRITISH TELEVISION. Journal of International Social Research, 12(62).
Although the Falklands War was one of the shortest conflicts in the world’s history; it had extensive effects on the British society and culture which is still controversial in some ways. Particularly, the cultural impacts were much more substantial. Furthermore, in conjunction with the opportunities of technology, apart from the other wars in the past, television brought the reality of the war to homes and people’s lives. There is also little doubt that Margaret Thatcher was in favour of using television’s power in order to influence the public in some ways whose reputation and confidence were boosted with the success in the Falklands War. This research will attempt to assess the television as an illusion or a tool in order to determine these cultural and remarkable effects to the whole of the society as well as the people. Furthermore, the study will focus on the language of transcription from the television to the people seem to be the most essential tool to inspire the society. Besides, there is little doubt that framing the Falklands War on the television offered the opportunity to show war’s effects on society and the culture of the British people.