The mediatization of femicide:a corpus-based study on the representation of gendered violence in Italian media


This methodological study deploys hybrid techniques to investigate how femicide is framed in media. Results are consistent with ISTAT data and with the literature, and also offer novel insights. We find a tendency of not holding offenders accountable; that most femicides are perpetrated by men that victims know well; and that mediatic discourse around such crimes increases in certain circumstances and moments of the year. The analysis of the docu-fiction Amore Criminale reveals that metaphors are frequently used to sketch the participants’ sociopsychological portraits. Iconic speech and gestures are frequently employed by interviewees to report and mime episodes of violence. Questo studio propone un metodo ibrido per indagare la rappresentazione linguistica del femminicidio nei media italiani. I risultati sono coerenti con i dati ISTAT e con la letteratura, e offrono nuovi spunti di riflessione. Si riscontra: una tendenza a deresponsabilizzare i colpevoli; che la maggior parte dei delitti sono compiuti da uomini vicini a esse; e che su tali delitti i media si concentrano in specifiche circostanze e momenti dell’anno. L’analisi sulla docu-fiction Amore Criminale rivela che per delineare ritratti sociopsicologici di vittime e carnefici si impiegano metafore, mentre per descrivere/mimare episodi di violenza si impiegano strategie iconiche

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Corpus linguistics,Journalistic language,Multimodal analysis,Structural Topic Model,Television language,Language and Linguistics,Linguistics and Language,Literature and Literary Theory
Publication ISSN: 1827-7985
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2024 07:16
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 15:23
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Published Date: 2020-12-31
Accepted Date: 2020-12-01
Authors: Busso, Lucia (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5665-771X)
Combei, Claudia Roberta
Tordini, Ottavia



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