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Mandatory Fields
Power, M; Haynes, A; Devereux, E
2012 September
Social Inequality & The Politics of Representation: A Global Landscape
Class Invisibility and Stigmatisation: Irish Media Coverage of a Public Housing Project in Limerick
Thousand Oaks, California
Optional Fields
Class, Stigma, Media Representation, Inequality

Using a case-study of one particularly / highly stigmatised public housing estate we unveil the realities of a class-based society, and report on how print and broadcast media produce and circulate classed representations and pathologising/stigmatising discourses regarding the working / underclass and the places in which they live. We have chosen to examine media coverage of a marginalised housing estate, Moyross, in Limerick in the Southwest of Ireland.

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