Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Collective identity and the role of emotions in discourse framing by social movement organisations: the Taranto case study
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Social movements and the drive for social justice have been on the rise for decades. Social movement studies are accustomed to separate rationality from emotion, and relegate feelings in a subordinate position. The frame alignment approach, theorised by Robert Benford, David Snow and associates, has gained a prominent place in the sociological study of social movements. However, a new approach to social movement studies wants to subvert this dichotomy, and use emotions as a proper analytical tool to better understand a social movement. An exponent of the emotional approach is James Jasper, who believes it is impossible to study social movement without considering the emotions, the collective identity and the culture that come with it.

This study thus examines the social movement of Taranto, a town in South of Italy strongly affected by the environmental and health issues of a steel manufacturing plant, the Ilva factory. To illustrate how the movement is composed, takes collective action and engages the bystanders, I will combine frame alignment approach and emotional approach to analyse in-depth interviews conducted on the field, and media content such as slogans and billboards, used during the protest. The paper aims at investigating the collective identity of the Taranto social movement through emotions and to use feelings as an analytical tool to understand the framing process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 76
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36130OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-36130DiVA, id: diva2:1241928
Subject / course
Media and Communication Studies
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Projects
Environmental Governance in Context
Note

The data collection undertaken for this thesis has benefited from financial support by the project titled "Environmental Governance in Context”. Coordinated by Romina Rodela at the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies of Södertörn University, and funded by the Baltic Sea Foundation during the period from 2013 to 2018 under the call for "Sustainable Development Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities Areas”.

Available from: 2018-08-27 Created: 2018-08-26 Last updated: 2018-08-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(3397 kB)30 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 3397 kBChecksum SHA-512
563b08d44dc189effe21b9c17021894de2daf177e1694dddd1398a7c2b8630e91e77aad82c0b15df2b9b40c37936b18de0098454c9124e7122cec2d6e1357be9
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Culture and Education
Media and Communications

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 30 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 95 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf