Media and Social Representations of Otherness : Psycho-Social-Cultural Implications

This book presents the main findings of an empirical exploration of media discourses on social representations of “otherness” in seven European countries. It focuses on the analysis of press discourses produced over a fifteen-year period (2000–2015) on three contemporary figures of otherness that ch...

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Other Authors: Mannarini, Terri (Editor), Veltri, Giuseppe A. (Editor), Salvatore, Sergio (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2020, 2020
Edition:1st ed. 2020
Series:Culture in Policy Making: The Symbolic Universes of Social Action
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book presents the main findings of an empirical exploration of media discourses on social representations of “otherness” in seven European countries. It focuses on the analysis of press discourses produced over a fifteen-year period (2000–2015) on three contemporary figures of otherness that challenge the identity of European societies, question the attitudes towards diversity, and pose significant challenges for policy-makers: immigration, Islam, and LGBT. The book provides a comprehensive and articulate map of how national media addresses such themes from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, revealing patterns of continuity and discontinuity across time and space. Lastly, it discusses these patterns in the light of their cultural meanings and their influence on social and political collective behaviours
Physical Description:XIV, 148 p online resource
ISBN:9783030360993