Media and gender-based violence: a new season for women’s movements

Journal title SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
Author/s Consuelo Corradi
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/63 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 44-57 File size 324 KB
DOI 10.3280/SC2022-063003
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In the last decades, gender-based violence has become a central narrative in the transnational agenda of women’s movements. In this article, the author looks at the convergence between activism of women’s movements, strength of gender violence as a communicational frame, and the use of digital media. The hypothesis that digital media have helped disseminate the global narrative on gender-based violence and produced new spaces for collective agency, is examined in three country cases: Argentina, South Korea, and Italy. In each, the global narrative is intertwined with elements of local culture and politics. In conclusion, the three country cases are compared to each other, showing important differences in Italy.

Keywords: violence against women, digital media, women’s movements, South Korea, Argentina, Italy

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Consuelo Corradi, I media e la violenza di genere: una nuova stagione per i movimenti delle donne in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 63/2022, pp 44-57, DOI: 10.3280/SC2022-063003