Metaphors of corruption in the news media coverage of seven European countries

Bratu, Roxana and Kažoka, Iveta (2018) Metaphors of corruption in the news media coverage of seven European countries. European Journal of Communication, 33 (1). pp. 57-72. ISSN 0267-3231

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Abstract

This article explores the symbolic dimension of corruption by looking at the metaphors employed to represent this phenomenon in the media across seven different European countries (France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia and the United Kingdom) over 10 years (2004–2014). It focuses on the media practices in evoking corruption-related metaphors and shows that corruption is a complex phenomenon with unclear boundaries, represented with the use of metaphorical devices that not only illuminate but also hide some of its attributes. The article identifies and analyses the metaphors of corruption by looking at their sources and target domains, as well as unpacking the contexts in which media evoke corruption-related metaphors.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > JA0071 Theory. Relation to other subjects
J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > JA0071 Theory. Relation to other subjects > JA0075.8 Relation to ecology. Political ecology
Depositing User: Roxana Bratu
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 17:01
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 17:01
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81773

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