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“Flix rhymes with sh*t”. Exploring the potential for place stigmatization of media coverage of a declining industrial village in rural Spain

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    Identifier: imarina:9291714
  • Authors:

    López, B
    Casadó-Marín, L
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    Author, as appears in the article.: López, B; Casadó-Marín, L
    Department: Estudis de Comunicació Infermeria
    URV's Author/s: Casadó Marín, Lina Cristina / López López, Bernat
    Keywords: Territorial stigmatization Technological stigma Spain Social amplification of risk Risk communication Place stigmatization Media coverage Environmental stigma Environmental risk Deindustrialization Chemical waste Catalonia technological stigma tarragona province spain social amplification of risk social amplification risk communication risk population media coverage hexachlorobenzene health exposure environmental stigma environmental risk deindustrialization d83 community chemical waste catalonia
    Abstract: Purpose: This study aims to analyze and assess 21 years of media coverage (2000–2020) of Flix, a small industrial village located in an rural area on north-eastern Spain, which has endured in these years a severe environmental and industrial crisis, with a strong potential for stigmatization of the place. Design/methodology/approach: The research is conceptualized under the Social Amplification of Risk Framework, a theoretical/conceptual approach aimed at accounting for the huge gaps that often arise between public perception of technological or environmental risks of some technologies, products and places and the expert estimations of these risks. The authors studied the coverage on Flix by a local, a regional and a national newspaper through a content analysis where the corpus (1,524 news pieces) was coded for several variables, including tone, genre and thematic area. Findings: The studied coverage was in general overwhelmingly negative and strongly focused on “bad news” relating to pollution and deindustrialization, although this was much less the case in the local newspaper than in the regional and, in particular, the national newspaper. Thus, a territorially escalated pattern clearly emerges from our research concerning the stigmatization potential of news media coverage for the specific case under scrutiny. Originality/value: To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first time such a longitudinal study of media coverage and its potential for place stigmatization is performed with this specific territorial perspective.
    Thematic Areas: Urban studies Tourism, leisure and hospitality management Strategy and management Marketing Hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism Geography, planning and development Ciencias sociales Business and international management
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: bernat.lopez@urv.cat linacristina.casado@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0001-8416-7956 0000-0002-8078-1673
    Record's date: 2024-01-28
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JPMD-07-2022-0067/full/html
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Journal Of Place Management And Development. 16 (2): 309-328
    APA: López, B; Casadó-Marín, L (2023). “Flix rhymes with sh*t”. Exploring the potential for place stigmatization of media coverage of a declining industrial village in rural Spain. Journal Of Place Management And Development, 16(2), 309-328. DOI: 10.1108/JPMD-07-2022-0067
    Article's DOI: 10.1108/JPMD-07-2022-0067
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2023
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Business and International Management,Geography, Planning and Development,Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism,Marketing,Strategy and Management,Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management,Urban Studies
    Territorial stigmatization
    Technological stigma
    Spain
    Social amplification of risk
    Risk communication
    Place stigmatization
    Media coverage
    Environmental stigma
    Environmental risk
    Deindustrialization
    Chemical waste
    Catalonia
    technological stigma
    tarragona province
    spain
    social amplification of risk
    social amplification
    risk communication
    risk
    population
    media coverage
    hexachlorobenzene
    health
    exposure
    environmental stigma
    environmental risk
    deindustrialization
    d83
    community
    chemical waste
    catalonia
    Urban studies
    Tourism, leisure and hospitality management
    Strategy and management
    Marketing
    Hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism
    Geography, planning and development
    Ciencias sociales
    Business and international management
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