Terrorists or cowards: negative portrayals of male Syrian refugees in social media
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This paper examines images and words shared on the Twitter hashtag #refugeesNOTwelcome to understand the portrayal of male Syrian refugees in a post-9/11 context where the Middle-Eastern male is often primarily cast as a potential terrorist. Queer theorist Jasbir Puar (2007) and Middle- East scholar Paul Amar (2011) provide us with a theoretical approach to make sense of the contradictions we see emerging in this social media context.
CitationFeminist Media Studies 2016, 16(1):178-181
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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