INFLUENCE OF THE MEDIA: HOW POST-9/11 NOVELS ARE REACTIVE TO NEWS COVERAGE OF MUSLIMS

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Title:
INFLUENCE OF THE MEDIA: HOW POST-9/11 NOVELS ARE REACTIVE TO NEWS COVERAGE OF MUSLIMS
Author:
HIGGINS, SHANNON LEIGH
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The media, with their constant stream of news, have a powerful and ever-present impact on the public’s opinion of events and people. This influence is partly due to the nature of the media and their responsibility to report accurate and credible news, making the public believe opinions as facts that some journalists include in their reporting. Since the attacks on 9/11, news outlets have been covering Muslims with an intensified and negative focus that has been partly responsible for causing the Islamophobia in America to increase. This paper analyzes how the media portray Muslims and the ways in which some post-9/11 novels are reactive to these distorted illustrations of them. While the media paint a shallower, one-sided, and stereotypical portrait of Muslims, the novels acknowledge these stereotypes presented through the news, but also incorporate a deeper look into a Muslim’s life in America after the terrorist attacks. In doing so, the novels create a different, more complex, and compassionate side to Muslims than what is typically portrayed by the media.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; English
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Mason, Lauren

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleINFLUENCE OF THE MEDIA: HOW POST-9/11 NOVELS ARE REACTIVE TO NEWS COVERAGE OF MUSLIMSen_US
dc.creatorHIGGINS, SHANNON LEIGHen
dc.contributor.authorHIGGINS, SHANNON LEIGHen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe media, with their constant stream of news, have a powerful and ever-present impact on the public’s opinion of events and people. This influence is partly due to the nature of the media and their responsibility to report accurate and credible news, making the public believe opinions as facts that some journalists include in their reporting. Since the attacks on 9/11, news outlets have been covering Muslims with an intensified and negative focus that has been partly responsible for causing the Islamophobia in America to increase. This paper analyzes how the media portray Muslims and the ways in which some post-9/11 novels are reactive to these distorted illustrations of them. While the media paint a shallower, one-sided, and stereotypical portrait of Muslims, the novels acknowledge these stereotypes presented through the news, but also incorporate a deeper look into a Muslim’s life in America after the terrorist attacks. In doing so, the novels create a different, more complex, and compassionate side to Muslims than what is typically portrayed by the media.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorMason, Laurenen
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