Thesis

Affirmative framing: the role of hegemonic forces on the framing of social movements and their participants

Thesis (M.A., Sociology)--California State University, Sacramento, 2018.

This research analyzes, deconstructs, and compares discrepancies in efficacy and legitimacy between non-majoritarian and White Identity Movements. This project analyzes reactions to and portrayals of Colin Kaepernick/BLM and Richard Spencer/the Alt-right within tweets found in the “News” section of Twitter. This research considers the tone and contents of the frames that are used to describe the considered political figures and movements. Findings illustrate current inconsistencies in the ways which non-majoritarian identity movements are framed in comparison to other movements and offers considerations as to how these realities affect the larger political discourse within society.

This research analyzes, deconstructs, and compares discrepancies in efficacy and legitimacy between non-majoritarian and White Identity Movements. This project analyzes reactions to and portrayals of Colin Kaepernick/BLM and Richard Spencer/the Alt-right within tweets found in the “News” section of Twitter. This research considers the tone and contents of the frames that are used to describe the considered political figures and movements. Findings illustrate current inconsistencies in the ways which non-majoritarian identity movements are framed in comparison to other movements and offers considerations as to how these realities affect the larger political discourse within society.

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