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More than just music: the seven dimensions of the Eurovision Song Contest

  • Irving Wolther (a1)
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The Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) is one of the most-watched entertainment programmes in Europe. Apparent national differences in using the show as an instrument for national-cultural representation can be explained by reducing its complexity to seven essential and interconnected ‘dimensions of meaning’.

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