Advertisement

Media Discourse and the Public Sphere

  • Lili Chouliaraki

Abstract

This piece of research belongs to a tradition in media and cultural studies which treats television as text. The goal is to understand how our experience of the media and particularly of television is produced in meaning. Making sense of media texts primarily involves treating television talk and images as practices of representation, situated in specific political and cultural contexts. Earlier interpretative projects involved a preoccupation with the gap between the real world and the meanings disseminated through the media as well as with the ideological effects that media have on contemporary culture. More recently, post-structuralist theories of meaning have shifted the emphasis away from ‘hidden’ meanings towards the articulations of meaning and power in television texts, which themselves produce specific ‘reality effects’ — rather than reflecting or distorting a reality ‘out there’.1

Keywords

Public Sphere Media Discourse Discourse Theory Critical Discourse Analysis Royal Family 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Bibliography

  1. Bernstein, B. (1990) Class Codes & Control Vol. IV. The Structuring of Pedagogic Discourse (London, Routledge).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bernstein, B. (1996) Pedagogy, Symbolic Control & Identity (London, Taylor & Francis).Google Scholar
  3. Boltanski, L. (1999) Distant Suffering: Politics, Morality & the Media (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Bourdieu P. (1992) Language and Symbolic Power (Cambridge, Polity).Google Scholar
  5. Bourdieu P. (1998) On Television (New York, New Press).Google Scholar
  6. Bruun H. (1998) ‘Talkshowet som tv-genre’, Kvan (50).Google Scholar
  7. Bruun H. (2000), ‘Eleva2ren — TV2 og Talkshowet’, in H. Bruun, K. Frandsen, and H. Søndergaard (eds), TV2 på Skœrmen: Analyser af TV2’s programvirksomhed (Copenhagen, Samfundslitteratur).Google Scholar
  8. Chouliaraki, L. (2000) ‘Political Discourse in the News: Democratising Responsibility or Aestheticizing Politics’, Discourse & Society, Vol. 11 (3).Google Scholar
  9. Chouliaraki, L. (2001), ‘Pædagogikens Sociale Logik’, in L. Chouliaraki and M. Bayer (eds), B. Bernstein: Pœdagogik, Diskurs, Magt (Copenhagen, Akademisk Forlag).Google Scholar
  10. Chouliaraki, L. (forthcoming) Discourse & Culture (London, Sage).Google Scholar
  11. Chouliaraki, L., and Fairclough, N. (1999) Discourse in Late Modernity (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press).Google Scholar
  12. Fairclough, N. (1992) Discourse & Social Change (Cambridge, Polity).Google Scholar
  13. Fairclough, N. (1995) Media Discourse (London, E. Arnold).Google Scholar
  14. Gibbins, J., and Reimer, B. (1999) The Politics of Postmodernity (London, Sage).Google Scholar
  15. Goodrich, P. (1994) ‘Legal Studies’ entry in The Blackwell’s Dictionary of Social Thought (London, Blackwell).Google Scholar
  16. Habermas, J. (1989/1997), ‘The Public Sphere’, in P. Marris and S. Thornham (eds), Media Studies: a Reader (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press).Google Scholar
  17. Hall S. (1985/1996), ‘Signification, Representation, Ideology: Althusser and the Post-structuralist Debate’, in J. Curran, David Morley, and Valerie Walkerdine (eds), Cultural Studies and Communications (London, E. Arnold).Google Scholar
  18. Hall S. (1997) Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices (London, Sage and Oxford University Press).Google Scholar
  19. Held, D. (1993) Models of Democracy (Cambridge, Polity).Google Scholar
  20. Jorgensen, W. M. (2002), ‘The Cogito and the Unthought: Foucault’s Doubles in Social Scientific Discourse’, in R. Wodak and G. Weiss (eds), Theory and Interdisciplinarity (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan).Google Scholar
  21. Laclau, E. (1996), ‘Universalism, Particularism and the Question of Identity’, in E. Laclau, Emancipations (London, Verso).Google Scholar
  22. Latour, B. (1996) ‘On Interobjectivity’, Mind, Culture and Activity, Vol. 3 (4).Google Scholar
  23. Livingstone, S., and Lunt, P. (1994) Talk on Television (London, Routledge).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Madsen L. H., and Andersen, J. E. (1998), ‘Publikum til Pynt?’, in I. Poulsen and H. Søndergaard (eds), Mediebilleder: Studier i Mediernes Udtryksformer (Borgen, Media).Google Scholar
  25. Phillips, L. (1999) ‘Media Discourse and the Danish Monarchy: Reconciling Egalitarianism and Royalism’, Media, Culture & Society, Vol. 21, pp. 221–45.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Poster, M. (1990) The Mode of Information: Poststructuralism and Social Context (Cambridge, Polity).Google Scholar
  27. Rose, N. (1999) Powers of Freedom: Reframing Political Thought (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Scannel, P. (1989) Broadcast Talk (London, Sage).Google Scholar
  29. Silverstone, R. (1999) Why Study the Media (London, Routledge).Google Scholar
  30. Thompson, J. (1990) Ideology and Modem Culture (Cambridge, Polity).Google Scholar
  31. Thompson J. B. (1995) The Media and Modernity (Cambridge, Polity).Google Scholar
  32. Wodak, R., and Wetter, E. (1997) Competing Professions in Times of Change: the Discursive Construction of Professional Identities in TV Talk-Shows, research report, Department of Linguistics and Department of Sociology, University of Vienna.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lili Chouliaraki
    • 1
  1. 1.Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmark

Personalised recommendations