Publication details

Stereotypical Representation of Natural Catastrophes in Newspaper Discourse as Hindrance to Constructive Action

Authors

TRČKOVÁ Dita

Year of publication 2010
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description The paper reveals that newspapers published in Great Britain and the USA create a myth of natural catastrophes representing natural phenomena as cruel, animate monsters. This corresponds to stereotypical portrayal of natural disasters, the origins of which go back to mythology. Such a depiction hinders analytical coverage of the events, hides true causes and obstructs constructive action.