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MODENA, Celina Maria; MASSARA, Cristiano Lara and SCHALL, Virginia Torres. Discursive media strategies in the journalistic construction of schistosomiasis in Jaboticatubas, Minas Gerais. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2006, vol.101, suppl.1, pp. 97-102. ISSN 1678-8060. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762006000900015.
Using media discourse analysis for material published by the press on schistomisasis in the city of Jaboticatubas, the possible determining factors of narrative and discursive constructions in the diffusion of information are discussed. It was observed that media discourse treats schistosomiasis in 1962 as something from the natural order. By 1997 and 1998, the media discourse strategies reveal ideological treatment in favor of certain social segments. Situations are identified in which social agents in specific contexts construct the meanings of this endemic disease. It was concluded that the economic organization of space was a determining factor in the production and circulation of the media discourses.
Keywords : schistosomiasis; discursive media; journalistic construction.