Workers in Russian TV-channels and print media discourse

Vanke A.V.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Associate Professor of the State Academic University for the Humanities (GAUGN), Russian Academy of Sciences, Researcher of the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Kulaev M.A.

St.-Petersburg State University, St.-Petersburg, Russia

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Vanke A.V., Kulaev M.A. Workers in Russian TV-channels and print media discourse. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 7. P. 126-132


Working-class discourse of news at Russian TV channels is analyzed in the paper. Authors conclude that central TV channels transmit hegemonic discourse where the element of “worker” is attached to “stability” and 176 Социологические исследования № 7, 2015 “order”, while workers demonstrate conservatism and indifference towards politics. They become active when social order is threatened. They are represented “positively” in the context of shortage of qualified specialists in blue-collar positions.

hegemony discourse; discourse analysis; workers; news; television; Russia
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