LIO Vanesa Gisela
capítulos de libros
The new criminal news. Narrative modalities on fear of crime in newscasts fo the City of Buenos Aires.
CALZADO, MERCEDES; FERNÁNDEZ, MARIANA; GÓMEZ, YAMILA; LIO, VANESA
Media Narratives: Productions and Representations of Contemporary Mythologies
Lugar: Leiden; Año: 2023; p. 9 - 35
Media constitute a privileged field of analysis as it interferes dynamically with the current popular ideas and myths (myths which narrate, explain and often justify social realities such as games of power, economic and financial inequalities, drug dealing, disasters, diseases or pandemic threats). In this frame, the archetypal dimensions of the imaginary, of gossiping and of storytelling also seem to play an important role even in the frame of the (so called) rational discourse. Media Narratives is an effort to analyze ongoing narratives (either political or fictional) in Argentina, Brazil, Greece, Mexico or United States, expressing interpretations of contemporary events (such as crimes, scandals, diseases or political activism), but also presenting common beliefs and desires revealed by the popular artistic creations. These narratives compose the mythical background of the contemporary globalized world, the spirit of the time as Edgar Morin had named it, a spirit which is expressed in current ideas and mentalities. This effort can be characterized as a representative survey of popular beliefs of the 21st Century represented in storytelling. The articles collected in this book will reveal some important facets of the contemporary mythologies.