undergraduate thesis
Construction of the Other in the U. S. Media

Fabijan Cindrić (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za anglistiku
Metadata
TitleConstruction of the Other in the U. S. Media
AuthorFabijan Cindrić
Mentor(s)Mario Vrbančić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Representation of something opposite to us has always been a very difficult task. Very often it can cause conflict, misunderstanding and misconceptions between seemingly opposite civilisations over how they perceive the world. The aim of this study was to analyse some of the notions that cause conflict between societies and how that translates into U.S. media representing the Middle East. The analysis presented in this paper was based mostly on the work of Edward Said (1977) and many other authors who focus on post colonialism and the current political landscape in or connected to the Middle East. The analysis showed that there are many examples of misconceptions and distancing away from “the Other” in order to justify the point of view of the West. Paper tries to point out how these kinds of representations can lead to various other difficulties within given society, such as media propaganda and racism issues in America as well as in the rest of the world using the movies Aladdin, True Lies and TV show Homeland as examples.
Parallel title (Croatian)Stvaranje Drugoga u medijima Sjedinjenih Američkih Država
Committee MembersSenka Božić-Vrbančić (committee chairperson)
Mario Vrbančić (committee member)
Zlako Bukač (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za anglistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Theory and History of Literature
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-09-30
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Prikazivanje nečega što je suprotno od nas je uvijek bio težak posao. Često ono može uzrokovati sukobe između civilizacija vezano uz to kako oni vidi svijet oko sebe. Cilj ovoga rada bio je analizirati glavne uzroke koji uzrokuju sukobe između civilizacija te kako to utječe na medije Sjedinjenih Američkih Država kada prikazuju Bliski Istok. Ovaj rad se bazira na radu Edwarda Saida (1997) i mnogih drugih autora koji se bave postkolonijalizmom i trenutnim političkim strujama u ili povezanima s Bliskim Istokom. Analiza je pokazala da postoji veliki broj krivih prikaza i pokušaja odvajanja nas od “onog Drugog” da bi opravdali pogled na svijet koji prevladava na zapadu. Ovaj rad za cilj ima prikazati kako takva prezentacija može uzrokovati razne druge probleme u društvu, poput propagande u medijima i problema rasizma kako u Americi pa tako i u drugim zemljama kroz filmove Aladdin, True Lies i televizijsku seriju Homeland.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)The Middle East the Other representation the U.S. media Bliski Istok “Drugi” reprezentacija mediji Sjedinjenih Američkih Država
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:167256
CommitterMarta Unković