News discourse and ideology: critical analysis of Copenhagen gang wars online news

Migration Letters

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Title News discourse and ideology: critical analysis of Copenhagen gang wars online news
Creator Yazgan, P?nar
Ero?lu Utku, Deniz
Subject Sociology; Political Science
news discourse; ideology; Critical Discourse Analysis; gang wars; Copenhagen
Description Gang warfare is one of the social problems that draw attention in Denmark and it occupies an important place in the media discourse. However, the discriminatory and exclusionary effects of this discourse have been largely overlooked in many of the previous studies focusing on this problem. Taking this into account, this study examines the discriminatory aspects of the online news discourse covering these gang wars. In this way, it uncovers the forms of anti-immigrant bias in the news discourse in Denmark by examining articles from two online news articles of the newspaper Politikens and the news quoted from the same newspaper. Specifically, this study aims to demonstrate that the discriminatory and exclusionist discourse on the gang wars in Denmark may cause ethnic discrimination by producing negative social capital. The chosen sample of news articles have been analysed by devoting special focus on the concepts of racism, exclusion, marginalisation and negative social capital which are based on the critical discourse analysis of Teun A. van Dijk, who argues that news and media messages are ideological. The results of the analysis of the chosen news articles revealed that gang wars are not racism based wars as was claimed by the dominant media discourse
Publisher Transnational Press London
Date 2017-01-10
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Research Paper
Format application/pdf
Source Migration Letters; Vol 14, No 1 (2017): Transnational Migrant Families: Navigating Marriage, Generation, and Gender in Multiple Spheres; 145-160
Language eng

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