Abstract

abstract :

Advice columns disseminate life dilemmas in a public forum for problem-solving. They provide readers’ entertainment and education, including about how to navigate romantic relationships. Thematic examination of 283 advice column articles published between 2000 and 2016 in two widely circulating Ghanaian newspapers was conducted to explore: (1) the scope of romantic relationship problems, and (2) the messages being transmitted about relationships, sexuality, and love. The articles comprised the following topics: (1) Commitment, (2) Communication, (3) Culture, (4) Socioeconomic Concerns; and (5) Violence. Agency and tension in relationships, the representation of romantic love, and other implications are discussed.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2376-7510
Print ISSN
2334-2668
Pages
pp. 93-125
Launched on MUSE
2020-06-19
Open Access
No
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