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dc.contributor.advisorLi, Peter S.en_US
dc.creatorMaslin, Crystal Lynnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-20T13:04:04Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:39:28Z
dc.date.available2009-07-30T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:39:28Z
dc.date.created2002en_US
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.submitted2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-06202008-130404en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the portrayal of Aboriginal Peoples in two Saskatchewan daily newspapers. This research is based on the question: "How is the notion of Aboriginal Peoples socially constructed in the print media?" Previous research indicates that media portrayals of minority groups are often partial and stereotypical. Such portrayals are partly responsible for linking the unacceptable behavior of minority groups to phenotypic traits, and thereby contributing to the social significance of "race." Discourse analysis is used to analyze 437 newspaper articles that were collected using a full-text keyword search of the EBSCO Host database, which indexes articles from the Leader Post and the Star Phoenix. In general, the results reveal that Aboriginal peoples are regularly portrayed as problematic; either as having problems themselves, or as causing problems for non-Aboriginal peoples. The results support the view that race is socially constructed and demonstrate that "race," through media discourse, can become a socially acceptable explanation for social problems.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectkeyword searchingen_US
dc.subjectInuiten_US
dc.subjectMetisen_US
dc.subjectIndianen_US
dc.titleSocial construction of aboriginal peoples in the Saskatchewan print mediaen_US
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShepard, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchissel, Bernarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWotherspoon, Terryen_US


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