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Blackness as a weapon : a critical discourse analysis of the 2009 Henry Louis Gates arrest in national mainstream media

Author: Ashley Ann Jones
Publisher: 2011.
Dissertation: M.A. California State University, San Bernardino 2011
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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This study analyzed the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and USA Today's contributions to portraying the 2009 Henry L. Gates arrest. This study is interested in finding out how nationally circulated mainstream dailies and weeklies framed the indident and Gates' image within their news coverage. This study also seeks to find out how the media constructed race. Most importantly, this study seeks to  Read more...
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Named Person: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Ann Jones
OCLC Number: 800370897
Description: vii, 125 leaves, bound ; 29 cm
Responsibility: by Ashley Ann Jones.

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This study analyzed the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and USA Today's contributions to portraying the 2009 Henry L. Gates arrest. This study is interested in finding out how nationally circulated mainstream dailies and weeklies framed the indident and Gates' image within their news coverage. This study also seeks to find out how the media constructed race. Most importantly, this study seeks to uncover racial stereotypes as they relate to race and social status.

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