Publication
Title
On the performativity of journalistic identity
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Abstract
The concept of ritual has played an important role in research within mass media and journalism studies in the last decades. Both ethnographic and anthropological research in media studies has devoted attention to an elaboration of its theoretical scope. However, as this paper argues, reading the concept in the perspective of Butler's theory of performativity can considerably deepen our understanding of the relation between rituals and journalistic identity. As such, the paper wishes to re-evaluate important work in the field of newsroom ethnography and aims to show to what extent rituals at the same time constitute the occupational values of journalists and may offer them a way of subverting the dominant journalistic paradigm.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journalism practice. - Abingdon
Publication
Abingdon : 2011
ISSN
1751-2786
Volume/pages
5:4(2011), p. 399-413
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UAntwerpen
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