Representation of intimate partner violence against women in Swedish news media: a discourse analysis.

Nadja Karlsson, Marisol Lila, Enrique Gracia, Maria Wemrell

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Abstract

Despite being rated as some of the world’s most gender equal countries, Sweden and neighboring Nordic nations show high rates of intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW). As the news media contribute to the shaping of public attitudes, this article pursues a two-step discourse analysis of how IPVAW was represented in seven Swedish newspapers during 2018. Although an individualistic discourse on IPVAW was found to be most prevalent, articles where perpetrators were presented as non-Swedish more frequently contained a structural framing of IPVAW. This confirms previously noted tendencies toward individualization and othering of IPVAW in Sweden.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1499-1524
Number of pages26
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume27
Issue number10
Early online date2020 Jul 26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Gender Studies

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