The reproduction of Islamophobia in British newspaper discourse since the 7/7 London bombings

Welsh, Zoe (2013) The reproduction of Islamophobia in British newspaper discourse since the 7/7 London bombings. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In recent years, and particularly since the July 2005 London bombings, Islam has been thrust into the British public arena. It could be argued that Muslims have become a scapegoat for society and been subjected to discrimination in British culture. This study explores and analyses the shift in newspaper reporting of Muslims toward more essentialist representations, to identify whether such reporting is reproducing Islamophobic sentiment. Focussing on the period after the 7/7 London bombings occurred, this dissertation analyses both the historical relationship of Britain and Islam, and the associations with, and representations of Muslims in The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Guardian, and The Independent.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 13:35
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15335

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