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Making sense of violent events in public spaces: citizens' cognitions and emotions of society and self in relation to mediated violence
Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
Örebro University, Department of Humanities. (Medie- och kommunikatinsvetenskap; Ideologiska Horisonter; Hotbilder och Identitet)
2007 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 3-15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Violence in public spaces gives headlines in the media and is an issue of great concern for the public. It is threatening both on the societal and private level and shakes our belief in the rational and secure social world that was formulated by modernity and the welfare state. The article takes it point of departure in unforeseeable violent events in public spaces that in the media are labelled acts of madness and in which the perpetrators are pointed out as suffering from mental disorders. Results are presented from a study of how citizens attach social and cultural meanings to such events and it is shown how the meanings can be understood in relation to transformations in the emotional-cognitive climate of contemporary society. A culturally conditioned fear and worry, dilemmas and processes of individualization are discussed as crucial dimensions in institutional and public thinking about society and everyday life.

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2007. Vol. 28, no 1, p. 3-15
Keyword [en]
mediated violence, receptions research, focus groups, cognition, emotion
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Media and Communications
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Media and Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-4512OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-4512DiVA, id: diva2:138811
Available from: 2008-03-26 Created: 2008-03-26 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved

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