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dc.contributor.authorCarden, Clarissa
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-14T01:21:05Z
dc.date.available2017-09-14T01:21:05Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1440-7833
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1440783317722855
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/346268
dc.description.abstractThis article considers the discourses of responsibility and blame emerging from newspaper reportage of a crisis in the remote Indigenous community of Aurukun in Northern Queensland, Australia. In doing so, it aims to contribute to the sociology of racism and add to the existing body of scholarship on the ways in which deracialised media discourse can nevertheless be racist. The month of May 2016 saw violence perpetrated by young people against the teachers and principal of the community’s only school. Teachers were evacuated to the regional city of Cairns on 10 May due to violence in the community and fears for their safety. They returned on 18 May, only to be evacuated again on 25 May. These events form the focus of the reportage analysed in this article. The way in which three primary groups of players – parents, teachers and police – are portrayed in mainstream print media is analysed in order to ascertain how responsibility and blame are apportioned in relation to these events.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom592
dc.relation.ispartofpageto606
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sociology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume53
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology of Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160809
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.title'As parents congregated at parties': Responsibility and blame in media representations of violence and school closure in an Indigenous community
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 The Australian Sociological Association. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorCarden, Clarissa J.


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