The research analyses media discourse on migration in Italy, regarded as a means of reproducing and maintaining a racist interpretation of inter-group relations. The theoretical framework is the Critical Discourse Analysis approach. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were performed on data consisting of headlines and articles from the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, published between 1992 and 2009. Overall, it emerged that discourse is built according to themes and discursive strategies already identified by similar research based on European media, indicating how this system of representations defines a common sense of cultural belonging and a shared construction of ethnic relations. The rather long time span considered in the study allowed us to focus on how the discourse on migration in Italy might have evolved over time, but also to identify any elements that may have remained unchanged.

Montali, L., Riva, P., Frigerio, A., Mele, S. (2013). The representation of migrants in the Italian press: A study on the Corriere della Sera (1992-2009). JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND POLITICS, 12(2), 226-250 [10.1075/jlp.12.2.04mon].

The representation of migrants in the Italian press: A study on the Corriere della Sera (1992-2009)

MONTALI, LORENZO;RIVA, PAOLO;FRIGERIO, ALESSANDRA;
2013

Abstract

The research analyses media discourse on migration in Italy, regarded as a means of reproducing and maintaining a racist interpretation of inter-group relations. The theoretical framework is the Critical Discourse Analysis approach. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were performed on data consisting of headlines and articles from the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, published between 1992 and 2009. Overall, it emerged that discourse is built according to themes and discursive strategies already identified by similar research based on European media, indicating how this system of representations defines a common sense of cultural belonging and a shared construction of ethnic relations. The rather long time span considered in the study allowed us to focus on how the discourse on migration in Italy might have evolved over time, but also to identify any elements that may have remained unchanged.
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Racism; prejudice; migration; mass media; Critical Discourse Analysis; Corriere della Sera; Italy
English
2013
12
2
226
250
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Montali, L., Riva, P., Frigerio, A., Mele, S. (2013). The representation of migrants in the Italian press: A study on the Corriere della Sera (1992-2009). JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND POLITICS, 12(2), 226-250 [10.1075/jlp.12.2.04mon].
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