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A feel for the frame: towards a Bourdieusian frame analysis
Dodd, B, A feel for the frame: towards a Bourdieusian frame analysis, Poetics, 84 Article 101482. ISSN 0304-422X (2021) [Refereed Article]
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This paper proposes a theoretical bridge between frame analysis and the Bourdieusian tradition of ﬁeld analysis via the concept of linguistic habitus. Framing practices have tended to be explained, microcosmically, in terms of individual psychology or interaction, or macrocosmically, in terms of geopolitics, ideology and hegemony. This paper locates the genesis of framing practice at the mezzo level of the ﬁeld. In this paper, I develop a Bourdieusian frame analysis through an integration of ﬁeld and framing theories. Reﬂecting on my own research regarding news access in solutions journalism, I argue that framing practices are generated by habituation in speciﬁc linguistic markets. I argue that a linguistic habitus generates four interrelated framing practices: censorship, euphemism, style and schema. Lastly, I propose a taxonomy of framing practices by mapping the relative tension and ease of linguistic markets against the autonomy or heteronomy of the ﬁeld.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||solutions journalism, Bourdieu, frame analysis, habitus, field analysis, metaphor|
|Research Division:||Language, Communication and Culture|
|Research Group:||Communication and media studies|
|Research Field:||Communication studies|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture|
|UTAS Author:||Dodd, B (Mr Bill Dodd)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||1|
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