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How Facebook Comments Reflect Certain Characteristics Of Islamophobia: A Critical Discourse Analysis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study is a contribution to the limited knowledge of how different types of media content (about Muslims and extremism) posted and shared on Facebook might influence corresponding user comments. Through analyzing the discourse of user comments this study aims to identify how comments might reflect certain characteristics of Islamophobia, and to which themes in Facebook posts commentators relate to the most. The linguistic analysis is guided by the use of critical discourse analysis. For the purpose of this study, three different types of articles/video and the corresponding comments are analyzed. Two of the articles/video that I will analyze are from unreliable media sources, and one of the articles is from a credible media source. The linguistic analysis showed that the majority of commentators expressed that they believe the claims made in the articles/video about Muslims and extremism are true. The discourse analysis further showed, the majority of articles/video and the majority of the analyzed corresponding comments reflected the [in the study] defined characteristics of Islamophobia. My findings confirmed similar studies done in the past.

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2019. , p. 67
Keywords [en]
Islamophobia, Muslim, Moderate Muslim, Islam, Social Media, Facebook, Comments, Extremism, Critical Discourse Analysis, Habermas, Communicative Action Theory, Structural Change of the Public Sphere, Characteristics of Islamophobia.
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Religious Studies Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-384591OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-384591DiVA, id: diva2:1321044
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Religion in Peace and Conflict
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Master Programme in Religion in Peace and Conflict
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Available from: 2019-06-10 Created: 2019-06-06 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved

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