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“Labelled a murderer”- A discursive analysis of Amanda Knox’s construction of innocence

  title={“Labelled a murderer”- A discursive analysis of Amanda Knox’s construction of innocence},
  author={Louise J. White},
The research question for this investigation is how Amanda Knox formulates her discourse to construct herself as being innocent of the murder of Meredith Kercher. To explore this research question, pre-existing data, a 2014 interview with Knox, were transcribed and then analysed according to discursive psychology. The analysis found she constructs innocence by using a variety of practices to perform three key actions. These actions are the construction of: Knox’s ignorance about the murder… 


Representation of Foreign Justice in the Media : The
The work is interested in the use and recontextualization of certain legal lexis in the representation of mediatized legal discourse. Specifically, it focuses on the media portrayal of Amanda Knox,
The Amanda Knox Case: The Representation of Italy in American Media Coverage
On December 5, 2009, an Italian jury convicted American student Amanda Knox of murdering her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, during what prosecutors theorized was a sex game turned violent.
Discursive psychology, focus group interviews and participants' categories
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Ideologies of moral exclusion: a critical discursive reframing of depersonalization, delegitimization and dehumanization.
  • C. Tileagă
  • Sociology
    The British journal of social psychology
  • 2007
It is argued that a focus on description rather than explanation might be more effective in understanding the dynamics of ideologies of moral exclusion.
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`Potter and Wetherell have genuinely presented us with a different way of working in social psychology. The book's clarity means that it has the power to influence a lot of people ill-at-ease with
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