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Universitas-XXI, Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas

versión On-line ISSN 1390-8634versión impresa ISSN 1390-3837


TORRICO-AVILA, Elizabeth  y  GONZALEZ-GONZALEZ, Jaime. Discourse, opinion and episteme. Immigrants and COVID-19 in the chilean press. Universitas [online]. 2021, n.34, pp.195-213. ISSN 1390-8634.

In the current democratic societies, the media, known as “the fourth power” and that are generally in charge of the local elites, have achieved a crucial role in the naturalization of discourses in the community having the capacity to even influence the public opinion in political, social, religious and economic areas, among others. Being the problem of study the influence that the expression of a certain type of discourse has over its receivers, the goal of this article is to reflect about the link between the discourse, the public opinion and the press epistemology regarding the immigration in Chile during COVID-19 times. The results from the examination of eleven newspapers employing a Critical Discourse Analysis approach inform us that, on the one side, the actors such as authorities are nominalized, whereas the foreigners are assimilated in a group or invisibilized altogether. On the other hand, the themes that emerge from the data analysis are poverty, vulnerability and discrimination. This study aims at problematizing the discourses that come from the press from a critical perspective in order to contribute to the dialogical construction of the other from an objective point of view away from preconceived and stigmatized views spread by the media.

Palabras clave : Discourse; episteme; press media; migration; COVID-19; discrimination.

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