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Restrictive Discourse: Manufacturing Reactionary Solutions to Internal Causes

Abstract ABSTRACT This thesis analyzes the discourse surrounding proposed solutions to the immigration phenomenon in the United States. I conducted two qualitative media analyses on the rhetoric and conceptual frames found in mass media newscasts reporting on the immigration debate. The first analysis covered the general immigration debate and the second covered the appearance of American southwest ranchers. Specifically the analyses contrasted the media's coverage of root economic causes to the immigration phenomenon in comparison to reactionary solutions as proposed by leading immigrant attrition organizations such as the immigration think tank, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and Republican linguist, Frank Luntz. The m... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor De La Fuente, Nicolas Antonio (Author) / Tellez, Michelle (Advisor) / Stancliff, Michael (Committee member) / Gomez, Alan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Social Research / Foreign Policy / Immigration / Media / Neoliberalism / Qualatative Media Analysis / Rancher
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 121 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Social Justice and Human Rights 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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