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maria wemrell

Maria Wemrell

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maria wemrell

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

Author

  • Nadja Karlsson
  • Marisol Lila
  • Enrique Gracia
  • Maria Wemrell

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Social Epidemiology
  • Department of Gender Studies

Publishing year

2021-08-01

Language

English

Pages

1499-1524

Publication/Series

Violence Against Women

Volume

27

Issue

10

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Topic

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

Status

Published

Research group

  • Social Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1552-8448