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dc.contributor.advisorBourk, Michael J.
dc.contributor.advisorCraig, Geoff
dc.contributor.advisorKearsley, Geoff
dc.contributor.authorKabir, Shah M. Nister J.
dc.date.available2014-02-24T21:52:52Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.identifier.citationKabir, S. M. N. J. (2014). New Zealand Media Constructions of Islam and Muslims: An Analysis of Selected Newspapers Between 2005-2006 (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4616en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/4616
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the representation of Islam and Muslims in three New Zealand newspapers—the Otago Daily Times (ODT), The Press (Press) and The New Zealand Herald (NZH)—in order to identify how Islam and Muslims are socially constructed in these newspapers’ frames. The investigation includes news and non-news items. News coverage, which is primarily sourced from international news agencies, is supportive towards Western elite agendas that espouse the Islamic threat of the Orientalist Other. This study argues that the news stories promote civilizational clash, namely, between Islam and the West; and that these stories present a predominantly negative image of Islam and Muslims, namely, that Islam is a threat. However, a pluralistic frame is identified in these newspapers’ opinion items, such as in their editorials. The ODT is primarily positive in its opinion pieces when discussing and constructing Islam and Muslims’ issues. Similarly, a positive image of Islam and Muslims is predominant in the opinion pieces appearing in the NZH. In other words, the representation of opinion pieces appearing in the NZH, with a few exceptions, contradicts the international news frame. In contrast, opinions appearing in the Press construct overwhelmingly negative images of Islam and Muslims. In other words, the negative stereotypical images of Islam and Muslims in the Press are reinforced in both news and opinion pieces.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectNew Zealand
dc.subjectMuslims
dc.subjectNewspapers
dc.subjectMinority
dc.subjectOrientalism
dc.subjectclash of culture
dc.titleNew Zealand Media Constructions of Islam and Muslims: An Analysis of Selected Newspapers Between 2005-2006
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2014-02-24T10:28:35Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineMedia, Film and Communication
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
otago.openaccessOpen
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