LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT

Username
Password
Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Or use your Academic/Social account:

Congratulations!

You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.

Important!

Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Name:
Username:
Password:
Verify Password:
E-mail:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Languages: English
Types: Doctoral thesis
Subjects:
This thesis examines how the social interaction of reading local newspapers is\ud accomplished in terms of "newsworthiness". This ethnomethodological study\ud draws upon Harvey Sacks' work of membership categorisation analysis in order to\ud demonstrate the work that members of society undertake whilst interpreting\ud newspaper headlines. The analysis identifies members' use of devices and rules\ud to understand that a crime has taken place, and that the crime has relevance to the\ud local area, and could therefore be understood to be locally newsworthy.\ud The study analyses newspaper headlines from two geographical locations; the\ud South-East of London and the North of Ireland. A comparative analysis of the\ud headlines shows that the reader is able to interpret categories in terms of breaches\ud of morality through the selection of juxtaposition categories, and to differentiate\ud between location and locality through the utilisation of local common-sense\ud knowledge. Co-presence operates specifically, invoking the utilisation of\ud common-sense geographies, local and regional common-sense knowledge(s), and\ud contextual resources associated with reading a newspaper.\ud The study focuses particularly upon the various detailed ways that locality and\ud morality construct and configure the representation of crime. Furthermore, the\ud analysis puts forward an empirically based methodology for analysing the\ud utilisation of local common-sense within text, and therefore contributes to our\ud understanding of how inference-rich locational categories (can) invoke\ud interpretations which represent segregation or specificity within a locality.
  • No references.
  • No related research data.
  • No similar publications.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article