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Through Eurocentric logics: The construction of difference in foreign news discourse on Venezuela
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication. Örebro universitet, Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap. (Medier och journalistik)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9515-4691
2016 (English)In: Journal of Language and Politics, ISSN 1569-2159, E-ISSN 1569-9862, Vol. 15, no 1, 94-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aims to explore the construction of difference in foreign news discourse on culturally similar but politically different non-Western subjects. Applying critical discourse analysis (CDA) together with a critique of Eurocentrism, the study examines difference in newspaper constructions of government supporters and oppositional groups in Venezuela. Discursive differences are evident in the strategies used for constructing the two groups with regard to political rationality and violence. Government supporters are associated with social justice, Venezuela’s poor, dogmatic behavior, and the use of political violence. The opposition, in contrast, is constructed as following a Western democratic rationale that stresses anti-authoritarianism. This group is primarily associated with victims of violence. While the opposition is conveyed as being compatible with Eurocentric values and practices, government supporters to great extent deviate from these norms. Such constructions serve to legitimize politico-ideological undercurrents of Eurocentrism, as the defense of liberalism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 15, no 1, 94-115 p.
Keyword [en]
critical discourse analysis, ideology, foreign news, media, legitimacy, difference, Eurocentrism, postcolonialism, Venezuela
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27908DOI: 10.1075/jlp.15.1.05abaISI: 000375712400005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84969706233OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-27908DiVA: diva2:853034
Available from: 2014-12-17 Created: 2015-09-11 Last updated: 2016-12-09Bibliographically approved
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1. Through a post-political gaze: On the ideological loading of democracy in the coverage of Chávez's Venezuela
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Through a post-political gaze: On the ideological loading of democracy in the coverage of Chávez's Venezuela
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Örebro: Örebro university, 2015. 124 p.
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Örebro Studies in Media and Communication, ISSN 1651-4785 ; 20
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Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
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urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27907 (URN)9789175290836 (ISBN)
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2015-06-12, Prismahuset, Hörsal 1, Örebro universitet, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2015-04-08 Created: 2015-09-11 Last updated: 2016-09-06Bibliographically approved

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