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Conference Paper: News from somewhere: youth crime, emotions contests and news reflexivity

TitleNews from somewhere: youth crime, emotions contests and news reflexivity
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Issue Date2010
Citation
The 2010 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 31 May-4 June 2010. How to Cite?
AbstractCompeting emotional ideologies within three Canadian newspapers during the 1990s are analyzed with respect to youth crime debates. Comparing and contrasting representational tactics between regional and national, as well as ‘tabloid’ versus ‘broadsheet’ newspapers, this paper seeks to explicate ‘emotions contests’ which are closely related to ‘victim contests’ over young offender culpability and identity. Emotions contests are underscored where emotional reactions to social problems become, themselves, the source of contention. Drawing upon constructionist theory, particular attention is paid to the ‘discursive architecture’ of news articles, including the arrangement of claims in dialogue with each other. News reflexivity is argued to be a central feature of these articles, whereby references to ‘the media’s’ representational strategies are often espoused through the media itself. The aim of the paper is to suggest areas for advancement of constructionist analyses of emotions discourses in relation to social problems debates.
DescriptionRegular Session - CSA084 –Youth and Society
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130314

 

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dc.contributor.authorAdorjan, MCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:49:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:49:12Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2010 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 31 May-4 June 2010.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130314-
dc.descriptionRegular Session - CSA084 –Youth and Society-
dc.description.abstractCompeting emotional ideologies within three Canadian newspapers during the 1990s are analyzed with respect to youth crime debates. Comparing and contrasting representational tactics between regional and national, as well as ‘tabloid’ versus ‘broadsheet’ newspapers, this paper seeks to explicate ‘emotions contests’ which are closely related to ‘victim contests’ over young offender culpability and identity. Emotions contests are underscored where emotional reactions to social problems become, themselves, the source of contention. Drawing upon constructionist theory, particular attention is paid to the ‘discursive architecture’ of news articles, including the arrangement of claims in dialogue with each other. News reflexivity is argued to be a central feature of these articles, whereby references to ‘the media’s’ representational strategies are often espoused through the media itself. The aim of the paper is to suggest areas for advancement of constructionist analyses of emotions discourses in relation to social problems debates.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCanadian Sociological Association Annual Meeting and Conference-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleNews from somewhere: youth crime, emotions contests and news reflexivityen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailAdorjan, MC: madorjan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityAdorjan, MC=rp00848en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros177619en_US
dc.description.otherThe 2010 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 31 May-4 June 2010.-

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