Islamophobia in the media: a response from multicultural education

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Title Islamophobia in the media: a response from multicultural education
Author Gardner, Rod; Karakasoglus, Yasemin; Luchtenberg, Sigrid
Journal Name Intercultural Education
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper looks at the media in Germany and Australia in order to focus on the question of how Islam is accepted in both countries, and the extent to which Islamophobia exists. It was discovered that, for the most part, the media in both countries present a somewhat biased view of Muslims and Islam. However, there were some significant differences: (1) a higher acceptance of multiculturalism in the Australian media, which is revealed in the greater number of articles on ordinary, everyday multicultural life; (2) differences in the portrayal of migrants' roles; and (3) the terminology used to refer to migrants. The paper concludes by outlining the ways in which multicultural education could contribute to a reduction of Islamophobia.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 19
Issue Number 2
Page from 119
Page to 136
ISSN 1467-5986
Date Accessioned 2008-09-01
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject PRE2009-Curriculum Studies: English Education
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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