publication . Master thesis . 2013

The Stereotyping of Muslims : An Analysis of The New York Times’ and The Washington Times’ Coverage of Veiling and the Muhammad Cartoon Controversy

Schønemann, Julie;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
Abstract
This thesis investigates the stereotypical portrayal of Muslims in the American media. More specifically, it explores the relative importance of stereotype theory, prejudice theory and the stereotype content model in the media’s remaking and reinforcing of common stereotypes of Muslims. This study argues that that Muslims were stereotypically portrayed in The New York Times’ and The Washington Times’ coverage of the Muhammad cartoons controversy and the tradition of veiling among Muslim women. The thesis looks into the common themes and stereotypes found in the coverage of these two topics. Furthermore, the thesis argues the stereotype content model can explain ...
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