Shaping public opinion for confrontation: Catalan independence claims as represetned in Spanish, Catalan, Valencian, and Basque editorials"

  • Autors
  • Xicoy, Enric; Perales-García, Cristina; Xambó, Rafael
  • Autors UPF
  • PERALES GARCIA, CRISTINA;
  • Tipus
  • Articles de recerca
  • Títol revista
  • American Behavioral Scientist
  • Any de publicació
  • 2017
  • Volum
  • 61
  • Número
  • 9
  • Pàgines
  • 1040-1055
  • ISSN
  • 0002-7642
  • Estat de publicació
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • Editorials represent a newspaper¿s principal means of ideological positioning and serve to identify the attitude of each newspaper and its readership to some of the main actors in any given conflict, especially those that are political in nature. Catalonia¿s independence movement has experienced a surge in recent years. The turning point came in July 2010, after Spain¿s constitutional court ruled against some aspects of Catalonia¿s Statute of Autonomy (the legislation regulating the relationship between the Catalan autonomous community and the Spanish state). The ruling annulled some of the articles of the statute. The demonstration in support of Catalan independence that took place on September 11, 2012, was considered the most important among several mass rallies held for this purpose over successive years on Catalonia¿s National Day. This article presents the results of a qualitative and quantitative analysis of editorial articles published around these two key dates, with the goal of studying each newspaper¿s treatment of political actors and their degree of identification with these actors. Their use of arguments aimed at persuading readers and legitimizing a given position during the specified time periods in 2010 and 2012 will also be studied. The study focuses on the editorial articles published by several newspapers in four distinct regional contexts: Catalonia, Valencia, the Basque Country, as well as the whole of Spain. The analyzed articles were published a few days before and after July 10, 2010, and September 11, 2012.
  • Citació completa
  • Xicoy, Enric; Perales-García, Cristina; Xambó, Rafael. Shaping public opinion for confrontation: Catalan independence claims as represetned in Spanish, Catalan, Valencian, and Basque editorials". American Behavioral Scientist 2017; 61(9): 1040-1055.
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