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Discourses of Dehumanization: Enemy Construction and Canadian Media Complicity in the Framing of the War on Terror

  title={Discourses of Dehumanization: Enemy Construction and Canadian Media Complicity in the Framing of the War on Terror},
  author={Erin Steuter and Deborah Wills},
  journal={Global media journal},
This paper examines the Canadian news media’s coverage of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In particular, Canadian newspaper headlines are examined for the way in which an image of the “enemy” is constructed and framed in dominant media discourse. An analysis of the data reveals a pattern of dehumanizing language applied to enemy leaders as well as Arab and Muslim citizens at large in the media’s uncritical reproduction of metaphors that linguistically frame the enemy in particular ways… 
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  • L. Jackson
  • Sociology
    Terrorism and Political Violence
  • 2019
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