The “Caspian Case” and Its Aftermath: Transgender People’s use of Facebook to Engage Discriminatory Mainstream News Coverage in Denmark

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The article investigates the role of conventional news media in framing the 2012 sanctions against medical professionals who provided gender-confirming treatment to transgender people outside the purview of the state-funded and licensed Sexological Clinic in Copenhagen. This framing is contrasted with transgender people’s use of social media – Facebook in particular – as a forum for responding to the media coverage. This article raises the following questions: How do Denmark’s established news media represent and frame the 2012 case? How do transgender people engage with this news coverage – sharing articles, commenting, and discussing new developments – on Facebook? How do they use Facebook as a platform for sharing information within the trans community and articulating concerns about the case and its broader implications?
TitelNew Dimensions of Diversity in Nordic Culture and Society
RedaktørerJenny Björklund, Ursula Lindqvist
UdgivelsesstedNewcastle upon Tyne
ForlagCambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4438-8593-5, 1-4438-8593-2
StatusUdgivet - 2016


  • Facebook, Framing, Nyhedsmedier, Transkønnede

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