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When the "other" runs in front of the bull: a membership categorization analysis of a television news story

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dc.contributor.author Roca Cuberes, Carles, 1969-
dc.contributor.author Ventura, Rafael
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-17T14:23:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-17T14:23:04Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Roca-Cuberes C, Ventura R. When the "other" runs in front of the bull: a membership categorization analysis of a television news story. Text & talk. 2016;36(5):[35 p.]. DOI: 10.1515/text-2016-0024
dc.identifier.issn 1860-7330
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/33268
dc.description.abstract This article analyzes a television news story using a particular example. In line with the research tradition of the ethnomethodological approach of membership categorization analysis, our main analytical concerns are (1) to understand the logic of practical reasoning and intelligibility involved in the production of the news story; (2) to examine how this intelligibility is generated and what resources – such as commonsense knowledge of the social structures – are used to make the news story communicable; and (3) to explore how specific forms of categorization employed in the news story are used to induce certain readings or to promote certain worldviews. The news story analyzed describes the progressive increase of foreign participants at the San Fermín running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. It also highlights the still minority participation by women at this massive event. The results of the analysis show that both ‘foreigners’ and ‘women’ are presented as being in the wrong place. Through association with their typical predicates, both ‘foreigners’ and ‘women’ are construed in the news story as the ‘other’. A final reflection is made on the concept of identity, which is understood as a situated accomplishment.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) for the research project ‘Analysis of Audiovisual Narratives on Civilizations and Cultures. Representations and interpretations of television news narratives’ [grant number CSO2011-23786].
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher De Gruyter
dc.relation.ispartof Text & talk. 2016;36(5):[35 p.]
dc.rights © De Gruyter Published version available at https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/text.2016.36.issue-5/text-2016-0024/text-2016-0024.xml http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/text-2016-0024
dc.title When the "other" runs in front of the bull: a membership categorization analysis of a television news story
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/text-2016-0024
dc.subject.keyword Television news story
dc.subject.keyword Identity
dc.subject.keyword Media
dc.subject.keyword Membership categorization analysis
dc.subject.keyword Otherness
dc.subject.keyword Storytelling
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/CSO2011-23786
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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