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Dispelling Misconceptions about Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Displacement
Heleen Touquet, Sarah Chynoweth, Sarah Martin, Chen Reis, Henri Myrttinen, Philipp Schulz, Lewis Turner, and David Duriesmith

. A. and Colvin , M. L. ( 2016 ), ‘ Comparing Help-Seeking Behavior of Male and Female Survivors of Sexual Assault: A Content Analysis Of A Hotline ’, Sex Abuse , 30 : 4 , 454 – 74 . Zalewski , M. ( 2018 ), ‘ Provocations in Debates about Sexual Violence

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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.

Social media, parades and protests in Northern Ireland
Author: Paul Reilly

This book explores how social media are used by citizens to frame contentious parades and protests in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland. It provides the first in-depth analysis of how Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were used by citizens to contest the 2013 union flag protests and the Ardoyne parade dispute (2014 and 2015). An essential read for researchers interested in digital mis- and disinformation, it will examine how citizens engaged with false information circulating on these platforms that had the potential to inflame sectarian tensions during these contentious episodes. It also considers the implications of this online activity for efforts to build peace in deeply divided societies such as Northern Ireland.

The book uses a qualitative thematic approach to analyse Facebook, Twitter and YouTube content generated during the flag protests and Ardoyne parade dispute between 2012 and 2016. It also draws on semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders including bloggers, political commentators and communication officers from the main political parties, as well as the results of a qualitative content analysis of newspaper coverage of these contentious public demonstrations.

Stephen Benedict Dyson

individuals, taking full note of their gravity. I do, nonetheless, hope to show that the task of studying significant individuals can be accomplished systematically. Politicians leave thousands of clues as to their worldview and style each day, through the words they speak. Indeed, few love to talk as much as the politician. I introduce techniques through which we can measure the individual characteristics of these verbally effusive individuals through careful content analysis of the words they speak, and thereby begin to organize the chaotic and idiosyncratic nature of the

in The Blair identity
Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko

2 The home state advantage is dead … long live the home state advantage! The perception of a vice presidential home state advantage remains widespread among a range of important actors – including journalists, campaign insiders, and presidential candidates  – who influence or potentially influence the vice presidential selection process. How do we know this is the case? In this chapter, we present content analysis of public commentary from each set of actors that demonstrates the significant role home state considerations play in their evaluations of vice

in The VP Advantage
The Australasian women’s advocacy press
James Keating

conditions that allowed for the brief efflorescence of a thriving trans-Tasman market in women’s newspapers. The intercolonial trade was small, but it encouraged solidarity of sentiment among its participants and, as the third section examines, shaped the news disseminated to ordinary readers. These exchanges constituted a microcosm of the ‘imperial commons’, an unregulated space that allowed publishers to freely repurpose printed matter for new audiences. 11 Finally, a content analysis of seven newspapers between 1894 and 1902 examines how editors presented the news to

in Distant Sisters
Substance, symbols, and hope
Author: Andra Gillespie

The election of Barack Obama was a milestone in US history with tremendous symbolic importance for the black community. But was this symbolism backed up by substance? Did ordinary black people really benefit under the first black president?

This is the question that Andra Gillespie sets out to answer in Race and the Obama Administration. Using a variety of methodological techniques—from content analysis of executive orders to comparisons of key indicators, such as homeownership and employment rates under Clinton, Bush, and Obama— the book charts the progress of black causes and provides valuable perspective on the limitations of presidential power in addressing issues of racial inequality. Gillespie uses public opinion data to investigate the purported disconnect between Obama’s performance and his consistently high ratings among black voters, asking how far the symbolic power of the first black family in the White House was able to compensate for the compromises of political office.

Scholarly but accessible, Race and the Obama Administration will be of interest to students and lecturers in US politics and race studies, as well as to general readers who want to better understand the situation of the black community in the US today and the prospects for its improvement.

The case of Loyalist Peaceful Protest Updater
Paul Reilly

technological determinism in the media coverage of the flag protests in December 2012. Reporting by both BBC Northern Ireland and Ulster Television (UTV) emphasised the central role of social media in organising the protests and focused on flag protest-related violence rather than the broader issues underpinning the demonstrations. 12 A content analysis of newspaper coverage of the flag protests (N = 347) provided some empirical data to support this assertion. Articles were analysed from the three most widely read newspapers, the Belfast Telegraph (including its sister

in Digital contention in a divided society
Using norms to promote progress on the Global Action Plan to End Statelessness
Melissa Schnyder

-level community groups, national and regional non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and regional networks of individual experts. Highlighting specific examples from a content analysis of CSO documents, public statements, and discourse, the chapter analyses how CSOs attempt to ‘foreground’ and dismantle problematic social norms that relate to causes of statelessness. In addition, it

in Statelessness, governance, and the problem of citizenship

This book discusses the framing of referendum campaigns in the news media, focusing particularly on the case of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Using a comprehensive content analysis of print and broadcast coverage as well as in-depth interviews with broadcast journalists and their sources during this campaign, it provides an account of how journalists construct the frames that define their coverage of contested political campaigns. It views the mediation process from the perspective of those who participate directly in it, namely journalists and political communicators. It puts forward an original theoretical model to account more broadly for frame building in the context of referendums in Western media systems, using insights from this and from other cases. The book makes an original contribution to the study of media frames during referendums.