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News coverage of domestic violence in post-socialist Hungary: shifts in meaning and the gender aspect

Horvath, Gyorgyi (2022) News coverage of domestic violence in post-socialist Hungary: shifts in meaning and the gender aspect. Journalism Practice. ISSN 1751-2786

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Identification Number: 10.1080/17512786.2022.2027807


This paper discusses, with the help of a CDA-based, historically comparative multiple case study, how news media portrayals of domestic violence have shifted in Hungary as the country’s sociopolitical structure has changed between 2002 and 2013, and how the aspect of gender has been gradually introduced and recognized as a structural element of violence, in line with shifting constructions of victimhood. It attempts at illustrating how domestic violence was brought into public attention in a Central-Eastern European country that, for political-historical reasons, has traditionally been hostile to feminism, and also delineating an alternative trajectory for issue-formation and -development, one that was characteristically different from how the domestic violence originally emerged into public attention in Anglo-American societies in the 1970s.

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Additional Information: © 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 17:42
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 10:39

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