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A feel for the frame: towards a Bourdieusian frame analysis

Dodd, B ORCID: 0000-0002-5980-4594 2021 , 'A feel for the frame: towards a Bourdieusian frame analysis' , Poetics, vol. 84 , pp. 1-11 , doi: 10.1016/j.poetic.2020.101482.

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This paper proposes a theoretical bridge between frame analysis and the Bourdieusian tradition of field analysis via the concept of linguistic habitus. Framing practices have tended to be explained, microcosmically, in terms of individual psychology or interaction, or macrocosmically, in terms of geopolitics, ideology and hegemony. This paper locates the genesis of framing practice at the mezzo level of the field. In this paper, I develop a Bourdieusian frame analysis through an integration of field and framing theories. Reflecting on my own research regarding news access in solutions journalism, I argue that framing practices are generated by habituation in specific linguistic markets. I argue that a linguistic habitus generates four interrelated framing practices: censorship, euphemism, style and schema. Lastly, I propose a taxonomy of framing practices by mapping the relative tension and ease of linguistic markets against the autonomy or heteronomy of the field.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Dodd, B
Keywords: solutions journalism, Bourdieu, frame analysis, habitus, field analysis, metaphor
Journal or Publication Title: Poetics
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0304-422X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.poetic.2020.101482
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Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V.

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