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La « société » contre la « cité » : La construction des « tournantes » comme problème racial

Abstract : This paper provides empirical results on the media coverage of group rape in the France, and on its discursive circulation within readers’ responses. The purpose of this paper is to appraise how the media coverage of this type of sexual violence contributes to the racialization of the young men accused of group rape, and, by extension, to the young men resembling the rapists. We posit that race and sexuality discourses are co-produced. We use three corpuses: a corpus of articles and news briefs from the Agence France Presse and the five main French daily newspapers (Le Figaro, La Croix, Le Monde, Libération, L’Humanité), containing 418 items; a corpus of readers’ comments posted on Le Monde an-d Le Figaro websites, containing 720 items; a corpus of national news television programs, containing 22 France 2 newscasts. The first two corpuses lend themselves to quantitative content analysis. The third corpus includes text and image transcripts investigated qualitatively. We find limited instances of direct discursive co-production. We observe that racialization proceeds from peripheral discursive resources (personalizing, matching processes, contextualization), and from a relationship of complementarity between the taboo of race, when it comes to writing and speaking, and its visual obviousness.
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Claire Cosquer. La « société » contre la « cité » : La construction des « tournantes » comme problème racial. 2015. ⟨hal-03459917⟩



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