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Understanding perceptions of Muslims in the news

This book considers how the coverage of Islam and Muslims in the press informs the thoughts and actions of non-Muslims. As media plays an important role in society, analysing its influence(s) on a person’s ideas and conceptualisations of people with another religious persuasion is important. News reports commonly feature stories discussing terrorism, violence, the lack of integration and compatibility, or other unwelcome or irrational behaviour by Muslims and Islam. Yet there is little research on how non-Muslims actually engage with, and are affected by, such reports. To address this gap, a content and discourse analysis of news stories was undertaken; verbal narratives or thoughts and actions of participants were then elicited using interviews and focus groups. The participant accounts point towards the normativity of news stories and their negotiated reception patterns. Individual orientations towards the media as an information source proved to be a significant factor behind the importance of news reports, with individually negotiated personal encounters with Muslims or Islam further affecting the meaning-making process. Participants negotiated media reports to fit their existing outlook on Islam and Muslims. This outlook was constructed through, and simultaneously supported by, news reports about Muslims and Islam. The findings suggest a co-dependency and co-productivity between news reports and participant responses. This research clearly shows that participant responses are (re)productions of local and personal contextuality, where the consequences of socially constructed depictions of Islam and Muslims engage rather than influence individual human thoughts and actions.

Fan practices and reception of the female Doctor in Spanish fandom
Saida Herrero

:// (accessed 1 December 2019). References Booth , P. ( 2010 ). Digital Fandom: New Media Studies . New York : Peter Lang . Chin , B. and L. Hitchcock Morimoto ( 2013 ). ‘ Towards a Theory of Transcultural Fandom ’, Participations. Journal of Audience & Reception Studies , 10 ( 5 ), pp. 92–108 . Establés , M. J. and M. Guerrero-Pico ( 2017 ). ‘ Los fans como traductores y

in Doctor Who – New Dawn
Lucy Robinson

, ‘Music Fanzine Collecting as Capital Accumulation’, Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 12:2 (2015), 238–54. 40 Harriet Alana, Why is the Zine so Important within the Feminist Punk Subculture? (2005). 41 Tia DeNora, Music in Everyday Life (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), p. 126. 42 Julie Sheele, Julia Scheele, Kieron Gillen, Lizz Lunney et al., The Heroines Zine (2013). 43 Shape and Situate, Posters of Inspirational European Women, 1 (2010). 44 Abuzar, Shame On Pride! (2005), Show

in Ripped, torn and cut
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Gender and Doctor Who Barbie dolls, adventure dolls, and 1:6 scale figures
Victoria L. Godwin

, pp. 43–55 . Brian ( 2011 ). ‘ Die, Hideous Creature, …Die!: Why Is the Doctor Killing that Hideous Creature, Exactly? ’, Die, hideous creature, …die! (6 January), (accessed 17 February 2019). Busse , K. ( 2013 ). ‘ Geek Hierarchies, Boundary Policing, and the Gendering of the Good Fan ’, Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies , 10 ( 1 ), pp. 73–91 . Calvert , K. ( 1992

in Doctor Who – New Dawn
Laurens de Rooij

in a more complex and sophisticated form. A selection of reports from the content and discourse analysis of this study were used as prompts in the focus groups and considered in relation to the data produced from the focus groups. The use of focus groups provides a setting for an audience reception study, which gives insight into how audiences understand and utilise media reports, analysing what media does to people and what people do with media. 2 In this instance, small focus groups were asked

in Islam in British media discourses