Review of the Representation of History in the New Media

Abdul Karim Zamri, Norena (2015) Review of the Representation of History in the New Media. In: Conference Proceedings of Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS). School of Social Sciences, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, pp. 115-125. ISBN 978-967-11473-2-0

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    Abstract

    History is often taught through textbooks. This consideration is intended to ensure that people respect leader and community contribution to maintain and develop excellences of civilization. However, few historians have considered in depth impact on the ways that history is being represented and communicated in the public sphere as the new media has become increasingly pervasive in today’s life. Students of history have generally held a dim opinion of the state of knowledge on the new media, pointing to many inaccuracies written by the amateurs. The emergence of the new media has transformed the nature of the public information which enables ordinary people a greater degree of participation in the public history making. The collection examined in this review paper focuses on the ideas and issues of the representation of Malaysia’s history in the new media, as well as to point the possible future direction for research and reflection. The challenges associated with the representation of Malaysia’s history and possible solutions are discussed, including a review of the literature related to media representation.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: H Social Sciences
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS)
    Depositing User: ASM Ab Shukor Mustapa
    Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 14:37
    Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 14:37
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/37576

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