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Global Divides in Cosmographic Genres: Charity, Solidarity and Different Explanations of Difference

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Författare
Anna Roosvall

Abstrakt

This article sets out to explore charity and solidarity approaches in three cosmographic genres: aid galas, foreign news, and documentaries about foreign nations. I argue that their nation-based ratio together with the panoptic character that allows the home nation a privileged invisibility as the rest of the world is being written, constitute predominantly charity approaches. Solidarity approaches towards global, inter- and intra-national divides do however appear when dialogic modes of writing (verbally and visually) are used. They also concur with political rather than culturalistic understandings of these divides, therefore oppose naturalization of differences and open up for possibilities of change. In the end I discuss possible ways of analyzing solidarity in relation to power in media studies, as well as ways of constituting solidaritarian media texts. A key feature in this project is the breakup of the opposition of genres that discuss the domestic respectively the foreign.

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Detaljer

  • Typ:
    Artikel i tidskrift (refereegranskat)
  • Tidskrift:
    Nordicom Review, Vol 30, Nr 1.
  • Sidor:
    163-174
  • Publicerad:
    2009
  • Språk:
    Engelska

Om författaren

Anna Roosvall

Anna Roosvall got her PhD at the department for Journalism, Media and Communication, at Stockholm University in 2005. Her doctoral dissertation was about Swedish foreign news and aspects of nationality, ethnicity and gender from the 1980s to the b... Läs vidare

Referens

Roosvall, A. (2009). Global Divides in Cosmographic Genres: Charity, Solidarity and Different Explanations of Difference. Nordicom Review, 30(1), pp. 163-174. Available at: http://www.nordicom.gu.se/sites/default/files/kapitel-pdf/283_roosvall.pdf [Accessed 21 Jan. 2017].