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Record number 453158
Title The riot, the people and the neighborhood: narrative framing of social disorder in four cases
Author(s) Hulst, M.J. van; Siesling, M.; Lieshout, M. van; Dewulf, A.R.P.J.
Source Media, Culture & Society 36 (2014)4. - ISSN 0163-4437 - p. 456 - 472.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443714523810
Department(s) Public Administration and Policy
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) frames - news - newspapers - sociology - power - back
Abstract This article looks at the ways newspaper articles, through their stories, frame social disorder in urban areas. The article compares reporting on four cases – two Dutch, two Belgian – of violent confrontations between societal groups and between societal groups and the police. News articles on the riots through time widen in terms of their geographic and social scale. At the same time, stories are told about a familiar cast of characters, leaving others out. The practices of newspapers seem to reinforce this pattern. The article contributes to the understanding of the role of traditional media in narrative framing of present-day public problems. Keywords: framing, narrative, news practices, riots, social disorder, story, storytelling
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