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Evidence and ideology: moderating the critique of media Islamophobia.

Richards, B. and Brown, L., 2017. Evidence and ideology: moderating the critique of media Islamophobia. Journalism Education, 6 (1), 12 - 22.

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Recent studies of British media coverage of Islam, influenced by Said’s critique of ‘Orientalism’, appear to have established that ‘Islamophobic’ stereotyping is highly characteristic of that coverage. However, a review of these studies finds that they fall into two groups. One comprises substantial empirical studies, which give grounds for serious concern but also indicate that this is a complex area in which some journalists are making efforts to avoid negative generalisations. In the other group of studies there is very little systematic empirical material, but a tendency towards polemical critique. This second group of studies has been influential in building a broad consensus about media Islamophobia. Some potentially damaging consequences of this consensus are discussed.

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Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:29175
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:09 May 2017 12:37
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:04


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