Masculine tears, feminine tears - and crocodile tears : Mourning Olof Palme and Anna Lindh in Finnish Newspapers

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Pantti , M 2005 , ' Masculine tears, feminine tears - and crocodile tears : Mourning Olof Palme and Anna Lindh in Finnish Newspapers ' , Journalism , vol. 6 , no. 3 , pp. 357-377 . https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1464884905054065

Title: Masculine tears, feminine tears - and crocodile tears : Mourning Olof Palme and Anna Lindh in Finnish Newspapers
Author: Pantti, Mervi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Media and Communication Studies
Date: 2005-08-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 21
Belongs to series: Journalism
ISSN: 1464-8849
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/230083
Abstract: The supposed ‘emotionalization’ of the public sphere has recently been the target of much hostile commentary, both lay and academic. In the news media, there certainly seems to be a growing interest in emotion, as more and more space is devoted to the representations of mourning in the coverage of major disasters or extraordinary deaths. In this study I look at the news coverage of the display of public grief in the Finnish newspapers following the murders of Olof Palme, the Prime Minister of Sweden in 1986, and Anna Lindh, the Foreign Minister of Sweden in 2003. The similarities between the Palme and Lindh cases give an opportunity to examine how the representation of mourning has changed over time. The second aim of this article is to explore how gender is constructed in the portrayals of grief: are we witnessing a change regarding the persistent stereotypes about the emotional woman and the unemotional man in the representations of grief or just a new deal in gendered emotions?
Subject: 518 Media and communications
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