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MUSLIMS IN THE MEDIA:THE NEW YORK TIMES FROM 2000 - 2008

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Date Issued:
2010
Abstract/Description:
Although it is widely recognized that Muslims and Middle Easterners were negatively portrayed in the media after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, few scholars examine the long term media presentations of Islam in the United States. The studies that have explored the relationship of the portrayal of Islam by the media have used short term, limited sampling techniques, which may not properly reflect the popular media as a whole. The current research uses data from the New York Times from 2000-2008 in order to determine whether the popular media was portraying Islam in a disparaging manner. The analysis includes the use of noun phrases in the publications in order to establish if the media portrays Muslims and Islam negatively. In particular, I am interested in the trends of this media's representation of Islam, if the publications promoted a stigma towards Islam, and if the trend continued from 2000 to 2008. The results of the analyses are presented and discussed. The need for additional research in this area is also discussed.
Title: MUSLIMS IN THE MEDIA:THE NEW YORK TIMES FROM 2000 - 2008.
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Name(s): Bishop, Autumn, Author
Gay, David, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Although it is widely recognized that Muslims and Middle Easterners were negatively portrayed in the media after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, few scholars examine the long term media presentations of Islam in the United States. The studies that have explored the relationship of the portrayal of Islam by the media have used short term, limited sampling techniques, which may not properly reflect the popular media as a whole. The current research uses data from the New York Times from 2000-2008 in order to determine whether the popular media was portraying Islam in a disparaging manner. The analysis includes the use of noun phrases in the publications in order to establish if the media portrays Muslims and Islam negatively. In particular, I am interested in the trends of this media's representation of Islam, if the publications promoted a stigma towards Islam, and if the trend continued from 2000 to 2008. The results of the analyses are presented and discussed. The need for additional research in this area is also discussed.
Identifier: CFE0003255 (IID), ucf:48545 (fedora)
Note(s): 2010-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Department of Sociology
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): New York Times
Media
Muslim
Muslims
Islam
Islamic
Social Constructionism
Sociology
Rhetoric
Terminology
Stereotypes
Stigma
September 11
2001
9/11
United States
Representation
Terrorist
Terrorist Attack
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003255
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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