Ritically assess the relationship between national identity and television in the UK.

You work will be assessed in accordance with the following main criteria:
Substantive knowledge
” Your understanding of key theoretical approaches to the study of TV;
” Your understanding of the relationship between different approaches to the study of television;
” Your ability to critically evaluate key texts in the area.
Argument
” Your capacity to develop a clear argument, logically, with an appropriate use of supporting evidence, and which focuses on the question.
Presentation
” Your capacity to write clear sentences and logical paragraphs and your ability to reference correctly and to provide bibliography of sources cited in the essay
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