Ideological Horizons in
Media & Citizen Discourses

Theoretical & Methodological Approaches
Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2. Reihe 19

By Birgitta Hoijer, ed.
November 2007
Nordicom / Goteborg University
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789189471450
165 pages, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2"
$82.50 Paper original

In which ways does the media discursively make sense of contemporary society? In which ways does the public, through the media, deal with and negotiate ongoing changes in society? How can we study this?

Such questions are addressed in this volume. The authors consider societal changes no only as structural, material processes, but also as deeply ideological. They further consider ideologies to be observable in various discursive practices. A new concept, ideological horizon, is introduced, and its theoretical and methodological fruitfulness is developed. The analytical richness of the concept is dcemonstrated and different methods are suggested for empirically studying ideological horizons in the media and among citizens. Areas of current interests, such as "the global war on terrorism", drug trafficking, crises events, mental illness and violence, health and healthism, and contemporary working life, are analyzed.


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