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  1. chrischen

    two questions

    Dear Teacher,

    I do not quite understand the meanings of the bracketed parts of the following two sentences. Would you please give me a hand?

    1. Widely diffused as simply a matter of common sense, this 'nationalized
    syntax of hegemony' is evoked [by newsworkers claiming to speak to and
    for the nation as a homeland or 'imagined community'.]

    2. This conclusion, when expressed in printed or television journalism, was
    generally held to be, if not downright mischievous, [then certainly non-
    objective, within the terms of reference of a newspaper, on the grounds
    that it was proclaimed as a point of view.]

    Thanks a bunch.

  2. Editor,
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    Re: two questions

    The newsworkers claim to speak on behalf of the nation and address the nation too, thus enforcing the concept of an imagined community of a nation, presuambly conforming to a synthesised view, and is a hegemony because it stifles alternative views.

    I don't know what the conclusion was, but it was given as a point of view, so was regarded as subjective or troublesome. What conclusion are they referring to?

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