Advisor

Robert Gould

Date of Award

11-2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Conflict Resolution

Department

Conflict Resolution

Physical Description

1 online resource (92 pages)

Subjects

September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001), Islamophobia -- United States, Arab Americans -- United States

DOI

10.15760/etd.2974

Abstract

The following paper examines the growing fear and discrimination currently projected towards Islam and Muslims in the United States. This thesis will specifically focus on what role the U.S. mainstream media has played in either increasing or decreasing Islamophobia amongst the American public post September 11, 2001. The research collected to conduct this study came from theories of political science, conflict resolution, international affairs, psychology, sociology, and personal interviews. I conclude that Islamophobia has increased in the United States since the attacks of September 11, 2001 and that Islamophobia, due to the mainstream media, is more pervasive in the U.S. culture the initially assumed.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17629

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