Othering in Media and Post-media Discourses

Authors

CHOVANEC Jan

Year of publication 2018
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description The lecture sums up the results of a research grant into the discursive construction of otherness in Czech and British media. It focuses on the way minorities and various outgroups, such as the Roma, are treated in three distinct media spaces: in the pre-media material provided by politicians' public pronouncements (e.g. on the social media); in the news media reports themselves; and in the post-media discourse space of online reader comments. The presentation discusses aspects of storytelling found in all of those three areas of investigation. The lecture is grounded in the cognitive pragmatic theory of proximization and in critical discourse analysis.
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