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ERIC Number: EJ1057894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
A Case Study of Social and Media Influence on Religion
Emery, Miranda Dawn
Journal of International Students, v1 n1 p18-24 Spr 2011
This paper seeks to understand different religions and cultures by comparing and contrasting the similarities, differences, and opinions found within two religious/cultural groups. This case study uses the Social Learning Theory of communication to illustrate how perceptions of others are formed in a community with a growing Muslim population. It also uses the Cultivation theory to illustrate how news media has an effect on perception in this community. In addition, this research seeks to explore the opinions of individuals in regard to how they feel their religion/culture is portrayed in the media and to what extent they feel media coverage has an effect on stereotypes put on their religion/culture. This research uses a focus group, elite interviews, document review, and observation. Findings include social learning methods, similarities/differences between religions, varying perceptions, and a significant media influence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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