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Naturalizing Social Class as a Moral Category on Swedish Mainstream Television
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5247-8212
2018 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 39, no 1, p. 81-94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an analysis of how social class is constructed as a moral category on Swedish mainstream television. Practices of categorisation by the media is an important area of study since these practices are part of a process of co-construction of social categories that are offered to media users as cognitive tools and frames for navigating the social landscape. Based on a content analysis of television in Sweden, we show that the medium of television categorises people appearing on television along the social divisions of class and constructs class as a moral category, with a lower moral value assigned to the working class in comparison to the middle and upper class

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2018. Vol. 39, no 1, p. 81-94
Keywords [en]
class, ideology, categorisation, valuation, content analysis
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Media Studies
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Critical and Cultural Theory
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34337DOI: 10.2478/nor-2018-0003ISI: 000433247600006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85047100927OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-34337DiVA, id: diva2:1176784
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Swedish Research Council, 2014-01204Available from: 2018-01-23 Created: 2018-01-23 Last updated: 2018-11-15Bibliographically approved

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