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'Wealthy gay couples buying babies produced in India by poor womb-women': audience interpretations of transnational surrogacy in TV News

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dc.contributor.author Ventura, Rafael
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez-Polo, Xosé Ramón
dc.contributor.author Roca Cuberes, Carles, 1969-
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-28T15:47:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Ventura R, Rodríguez-Polo X, Roca-Cuberes C. 'Wealthy gay couples buying babies produced in India by poor womb-women': audience interpretations of transnational surrogacy in TV News. Journal of homosexuality. 2018 Jan;66(5):609-34. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2017.1422947
dc.identifier.issn 0091-8369
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/34271
dc.description.abstract Surrogacy is beginning to generate public debate and the way the media approach it may have negative effects on social attitudes towards gay parenting. The news media play a key role in informing society, especially about topics such as surrogacy, of which most audiences have no direct experience. The aim of our research is to explore opinion formation of surrogacy and gay parenting by analysing the audience interpretation of a TV news story in Spain. To do this we conducted four focus groups that were analyzed using a qualitative content analysis based on the discourse produced by the participants. The results show that the framing strategies used in the news story contribute to advocating an attitude of repudiation towards surrogacy, with an adverse sentiment also extending to homosexual couples who wish to become parents. This leads us to discuss the role of media in shaping public opinion and the resulting potential consequences in the case of surrogacy and gay parenting.
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 Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of homosexuality. 2018 Feb 26;66(5):609-34
dc.rights © Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Ventura R, Rodríguez-Polo X, Roca-Cuberes C. 'Wealthy gay couples buying babies produced in India by poor womb-women': audience interpretations of transnational surrogacy in TV News. Journal of homosexuality. 2018 Jan 3. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2017.1422947. Journal of homosexuality is available online at: www.tandfonline.com http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00918369.2017.1422947.
dc.title 'Wealthy gay couples buying babies produced in India by poor womb-women': audience interpretations of transnational surrogacy in TV News
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2017.1422947
dc.subject.keyword Surrogacy
dc.subject.keyword Gay parenting
dc.subject.keyword Women’s commodification
dc.subject.keyword Outsourcing pregnancy
dc.subject.keyword Media audience
dc.subject.keyword Framing effects
dc.subject.keyword Attitudes formation
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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