Analysis of discourse about gender and class in Cover Image

Analiza diskurza o spolu in razredu na primeru resničnostnega šova Ljubezen na seniku
Analysis of discourse about gender and class in

Author(s): Polona Sitar
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Slovensko sociološko društvo (in FDV)
Keywords: analysis of discourse; female gender; class; reality show

Summary/Abstract: This article is based on an analysis of the romantic reality show Love in the hayloft. Although it seems as if classical myths of romantic love carry the central meaning, the author’s primary focus is on understanding what kind of discourses the show uses to depict gender and class. Based on this, the author tries to offer an explanation of how the reality show Love in the hayloft constructs the identity of women from a lower social class. Such discourses are important because the stories that can be seen in the reality show are no longer just a part of the private domain, but have become a part of the discourse forming decisions about public policy and democratic civil society. The causes of the show’s high ratings lie in the Slovenian social climate, which during the broadcasting of the show was strongly under the influence of the ideological rise of a conservative and traditional right-wing political party.

  • Issue Year: 29/2013
  • Issue No: 74
  • Page Range: 25-44
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Slovenian