Title Representation of women as terrorists and victims of terrorism in Spanish press. The case of El Pais newspaper
External publication No
Means Revista Latina de Comunicacion Social
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 2
SJR Impact 0.571
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85019874667&doi=10.4185%2fRLCS-2017-1157&partnerID=40&md5=4adc2a81c606d2d8100c6d45c907bf0e
Publication date 01/01/2017
ISI 000398305700001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85019874667
DOI 10.4185/RLCS-2017-1157
Abstract Introduction. This article aims to identify the interpretive frames that link women and terrorism in the Spanish newspaper El Pais. Methods. The body of the study derives from a search in natural language carried out within the library of El Pais newspaper. The study is based on the identification and subsequent analysis of the news stories that contained the terms mujer* and terroris* ("wom*. and. terroris*.). A total of 50 news items were selected and categorised according to two criteria: the interpretive frames and the features attributed to women. Results and conclusions. The analysis resulted in the identification of four frames: women as terrorists (the discourse of exceptionalism), women as recruiters (the discourse of expertise), women as victims (the discourse of sensationalism) and women as warriors (the discourse of bravery).
Keywords women and terrorism; gender representations; stereotypes; news; qualitative approach
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