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



Rok publikování 2010
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Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Filozofická fakulta

Popis 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.