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ERIC Number: EJ790843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Islamophobia in the Media: A Response from Multicultural Education
Gardner, Rod; Karakasoglus, Yasemin; Luchtenberg, Sigrid
Intercultural Education, v19 n2 p119-136 Apr 2008
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. (Contains 1 table and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Germany