'Racism without race': an examination of racially motivated murders in the British press

Kelly, Stephanie (2008) 'Racism without race': an examination of racially motivated murders in the British press. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation will be looking at the way racially motivated murders are reported in the British press. This will be examined through critical discourse analysis, looking at the way discourse creates meanings. This dissertation will be investigating three case studies, the murder of Anthony Walker in 2005 and the murders of Kriss Donald and Kalan Kawa Karim both in 2004. All three case studies are from different areas of the UK and involve victims of different ethnicities. The main focus of this dissertation will be how the press report on these case studies by examining their discursive strategies, for example how they present victim and perpetrator. Wider social topics such as the Stephen Lawrence case and the 'War on Terror' will also be considered as these issues had an affect on race relations in the UK. It will be discussed whether these issues have made way for neo-racist discourse in the press when reporting on racially motivated murders.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/516

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