"Other" news : enemy image construction and otherization of Al Jazeera in American television news

dc.contributor.advisorWilkins, Karin Gwinn, 1962-
dc.creatorAbdurrahman, Sarah Naeem
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-06T14:00:07Z
dc.date.available2017-06-06T14:00:07Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the construction of the Arabic news network Al Jazeera on mainstream American television news. A textual analysis of transcripts from American television news programs on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and Fox News was conducted using a model of enemy image construction and Otherization in order to describe American television news discourse about Al Jazeera. Taking a political economy approach to communication, this paper argues that the construction of Al Jazeera on American television news is a means of further alienating the Arab/Muslim/Middle Eastern community and creating an enemy to serve the needs of the government. The analysis found that while some elements of enemy image construction were used more frequently than others, all were utilized at one point or another in the American television news discourse about Al Jazeera.en_US
dc.description.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T20C4SQ9N
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/47104
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US
dc.subjectAl Jazeera networken_US
dc.subjectAmerican television newsen_US
dc.subjectEnemy image constructionen_US
dc.title"Other" news : enemy image construction and otherization of Al Jazeera in American television newsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRadio-Television-Filmen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US

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