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

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T1 - Representation of intimate partner violence against women in Swedish news media: a discourse analysis.

AU - Karlsson, Nadja

AU - Lila, Marisol

AU - Gracia, Enrique

AU - Wemrell, Maria

PY - 2020/7/26

Y1 - 2020/7/26

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

U2 - 10.1177/1077801220940403

DO - 10.1177/1077801220940403

M3 - Article

JO - Violence Against Women

JF - Violence Against Women

SN - 1077-8012

ER -