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Islam + terrorism = sant?

Salmijärvi, Caroline LU (2015) STVK02 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis has been to examine how Fox News Channel, the leading American cable news channel, portray terrorism, using the Charlie Hebdo attack as case study, to see whether they are clear in their descriptions of the extremist interpretations of Islam as unrepresentative of the religion as a whole. By using Norman Faircloug’s model for a Critical Discourse Analysis, and Orientalism as a starting point, three prominent discourses are found. My conclusion is that Fox News Channel makes a great distinction between ”us” and ”them” when describing terrorism, using stereotypes connected to Orientalism.
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author
Salmijärvi, Caroline LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En kritisk diskursanalys av Fox News framställningar av terrorism
course
STVK02 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Terrorism, Islam, Fox News, Charlie Hebdo, Kritisk diskursanalys, Orientalism
language
Swedish
id
5205841
date added to LUP
2015-05-11 15:55:31
date last changed
2015-05-11 15:55:31
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis has been to examine how Fox News Channel, the leading American cable news channel, portray terrorism, using the Charlie Hebdo attack as case study, to see whether they are clear in their descriptions of the extremist interpretations of Islam as unrepresentative of the religion as a whole. By using Norman Faircloug’s model for a Critical Discourse Analysis, and Orientalism as a starting point, three prominent discourses are found. My conclusion is that Fox News Channel makes a great distinction between ”us” and ”them” when describing terrorism, using stereotypes connected to Orientalism.},
  author       = {Salmijärvi, Caroline},
  keyword      = {Terrorism,Islam,Fox News,Charlie Hebdo,Kritisk diskursanalys,Orientalism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Islam + terrorism = sant?},
  year         = {2015},
}