The influence of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on national identity: evidence from Israel

Gal Ariely, Hila Zahavi

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Abstract

This study examines the influence the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), on national identity. Taking the case of the 2019 ESC which took place in Israel, this study employed a longitudinal design to examine its impact on different aspects of the national identity of Israeli Jews. The findings showed some substantives differences between those exposed to the contest and those not and conflicting trends in the contest's influence on the public: cultural patriotism and increased chauvinism, on the one hand, and some cosmopolitan affects, on the other. The article discusses these findings in light of theories on national identity and mega-events.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNational Identities
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Eurovision Song Contest
  • Israel
  • National identity
  • mega-event
  • survey

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