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dc.contributor.advisorGonzalez de Bustamante, Celeste
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Emily
dc.creatorEllis, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-26T21:41:59Z
dc.date.available2018-06-26T21:41:59Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/628118
dc.description.abstractIn 2009, the eyes of the world turned to Mexico as reports of a strange new strain of influenza began to dominate headlines and flash across TV screens. It was not the first time that an epidemic thought to have originated in a developing country had made headlines in the United States, nor would it be the last. The coverage was later accused of inciting unnecessary hysteria over a relatively minor and short-lived epidemic, as well as contributing to the stigmatization of Mexicans in the U.S. Using a directed qualitative content analysis, this study examined articles written about the Swine Flu virus in Mexico by four major U.S. newspapers during the height of the epidemic “scare” in Spring 2009. This study hypothesized that fear, othering, and disaster frames would be present in the coverage, based on previous studies on the topic. The research found that fear and othering frames were dominant, demonstrating similarities between U.S. coverage of the Swine Flu virus and coverage of other well-known epidemics in history.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectDiseaseen_US
dc.subjectFramingen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectMediaen_US
dc.subjectMexicoen_US
dc.titleFear and Othering: U.S. Media Framing of the 2009 Swine Flu Virus in Mexicoen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLumsden, Linda
dc.contributor.committeememberSwanberg, Susan
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalismen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-26T21:42:00Z


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