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"If A Problem Cannot Be Solved, Enlarge It": An Ideological Critique of the "Other" in Pearl Harbor and September 11 New York Times Coverage
Journalism Studies
  • Bonnie Brennen, Marquette University
  • Margaret Duffy, University of Missouri
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
13 p.
Publication Date
2-1-2003
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1080/14616700306504
Disciplines
Abstract
This study uses the theoretical approach of cultural materialism, suggesting that cultural artifacts such as newspaper articles offer useful documentary evidence of representations and misrepresentations of lived experience. It compares the rhetorical strategies in New York Times news articles, editorials, columns, and advertisements used to frame Japanese-Americans in the first four months following Pearl Harbor with those used to describe Muslim and Arab-Americans following September 11. This research suggests that strategies used to frame these groups as the "Other" encourage the emergence of a specific ideological vision in the news coverage which has cultivated a climate of fear in United States citizens.
Comments

Journalism Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1 (February 2003): 3-15. DOI.

Citation Information
Bonnie Brennen and Margaret Duffy. ""If A Problem Cannot Be Solved, Enlarge It": An Ideological Critique of the "Other" in Pearl Harbor and September 11 New York Times Coverage" Journalism Studies (2003) ISSN: 1461-670X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bonnie_brennen/49/