AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Breaking the Silence in The Global Public Sphere

by Line Toft Sørensen

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Breaking the Silence; Framing; Global public sphere; injustice; palestine; israel
Record ID: 1118846
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/18405


The aim of this project has been to examine to what extent a social movement like Breaking the Silence can position itself within the global public sphere and further how it then can use times position to create awareness and gain momentum in the Israeli public sphere. This has been done through the use of two theoretical frameworks, one focusing on the global public sphere and one focusing on farming theory. In order to connect these two theoretical frameworks we chose to use injustice framing as an overall frame, due to the fact that it builds on both local and global aspects. The project concludes, against our presumptions, that local discourses have a big influence, which means that even though BtS has positioned itself in the public sphere it is not enough if it wants to create actual change.