Adopting a socio-anthropological approach, this article aims to examine how eleven films represent verbal, emotional and psychological violence within heterosexual couples, specifically: the cultural roots of it, and the communicative actions expressing it. Data analysis focuses on three forms of abuse: work devaluation; gaslight; control of body, actions, and agency. The anthropological approach deals with the cultural roots of verbal, emotional and psychological abuse. Moving from Gender Studies and a feminist approach, it considers gender- based violence as connected to a power asymmetry between men and women, expressed through this kind of violence. The sociological analysis focuses on the interactions and communicative actions representing it, by combining a systemic and constructivist theory of communication with Dialogue Studies, to show the connection between emotional abuse and monologues. The examined films represent a patriarchal background, which seems to authorise verbal, emotional and psychological violence, displayed mainly through monologic actions and affective manipulation.

La rappresentazione mediale della violenza verbale, emotiva e psicologica nella comunicazione intima. Analisi delle matrici culturali e delle interazioni in alcuni film / Rossi, Elisa; Capalbi, Antonella. - In: AG-ABOUT GENDER. - ISSN 2279-5057. - 11:21(2022), pp. 258-294. [10.15167/2279-5057/ag2022.11.21.1338]

La rappresentazione mediale della violenza verbale, emotiva e psicologica nella comunicazione intima. Analisi delle matrici culturali e delle interazioni in alcuni film

Elisa Rossi
;
Antonella Capalbi
2022

Abstract

Adopting a socio-anthropological approach, this article aims to examine how eleven films represent verbal, emotional and psychological violence within heterosexual couples, specifically: the cultural roots of it, and the communicative actions expressing it. Data analysis focuses on three forms of abuse: work devaluation; gaslight; control of body, actions, and agency. The anthropological approach deals with the cultural roots of verbal, emotional and psychological abuse. Moving from Gender Studies and a feminist approach, it considers gender- based violence as connected to a power asymmetry between men and women, expressed through this kind of violence. The sociological analysis focuses on the interactions and communicative actions representing it, by combining a systemic and constructivist theory of communication with Dialogue Studies, to show the connection between emotional abuse and monologues. The examined films represent a patriarchal background, which seems to authorise verbal, emotional and psychological violence, displayed mainly through monologic actions and affective manipulation.
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La rappresentazione mediale della violenza verbale, emotiva e psicologica nella comunicazione intima. Analisi delle matrici culturali e delle interazioni in alcuni film / Rossi, Elisa; Capalbi, Antonella. - In: AG-ABOUT GENDER. - ISSN 2279-5057. - 11:21(2022), pp. 258-294. [10.15167/2279-5057/ag2022.11.21.1338]
Rossi, Elisa; Capalbi, Antonella
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