IL DITO E LA LUNA. Rappresentazioni mediali e costruzione sociale della realtà

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] THE FINGER AND THE MOON. Media representations and social construction of reality

Simone Carlo (Editor), Barbara Gasparini (Editor), Piermarco Aroldi (Editor)

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] This monographic issue of "Social Communications" brings together several seemingly very heterogeneous research contributions: it ranges, in fact, from the terrorist attacks in Madrid to the iPod, from the Internet-minor relationship to Family Day, from online talks to bird flu . Despite this apparent miscellaneous nature, however, the pages that follow respond to the same criterion of investigation and are proposed as a moment of shared reflection on the media representation mechanisms that contribute to the social construction of reality. The number collects the results of a series of researches centered on the media representation of events, phenomena and social processes that have engaged public opinion in recent years, with particular attention to the world of information and print media. The notion of "media representation" is taken as an object of research on the basis of a basic option that favors the dimension of social discourses in shaping processes and events and accentuates the role of the media in feeding, circularly, these discourses . Analyzing media representations means, therefore, not only developing a classic "content analysis" procedure but rather deepening the logic, rhetoric and dynamics with which media operators and the speeches they utter build socially the reality they talk about by drawing, in turn, to repertoires of common sense and social discourses, the more effective the more implicit and taken for granted.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] THE FINGER AND THE MOON. Media representations and social construction of reality
Original languageItalian
PublisherVita e Pensiero
Number of pages155
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameCOMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI

Keywords

  • costruzione sociale
  • rappresentazioni mediali
  • rappresentazioni sociali

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