El contraste como estrategia discursiva para minimizar la violencia contra la mujer en el contexto colmbiano

Translated title of the contribution: Contrast as a discursive strategy used to minimise violence against women in the Colombian context

Laura Tolton

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    Abstract

    This study uses critical discourse analysis to research the ways in which an event of violence agaisnt women is legitimated in Colombia. Specifically, it examines the reactions of participants in eltiempo.com forums in relation to the sexual aggression committed by Víctor García and his four year sentence. In the analysis various prominent discursive structures and strategies are discovered which are used in the legitimation of violence against women in this context. This chapter focuses on explaining a strategy which manifests itself in a particular way in the forums about this case: contrasts with what is generally considered "violence" in Colombia. This contrast can be carried out through emphasis on another case or using other resources such as lexical choice, victim blaming, and ridicule. It is concluded that contrasts in this data are used to minimise the case of sexual aggression and seem to be closely linked with the Colombian context.
    Original languageSpanish
    Title of host publicationAproximaciones interdisciplinares al estado de los estudios del discurso
    EditorsJuan Ruiz Celis
    Place of PublicationBogota
    PublisherUniversidad Nacional de Colombia
    Chapter1
    Pages53-74
    Number of pages21
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9789587199871
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Tolton, L. (2011). El contraste como estrategia discursiva para minimizar la violencia contra la mujer en el contexto colmbiano. In J. R. Celis (Ed.), Aproximaciones interdisciplinares al estado de los estudios del discurso (1 ed., pp. 53-74). Bogota: Universidad Nacional de Colombia.