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The Secular and the Religious in Media Coverage of Women’s Issues in Jordan

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dc.contributor.advisor Hanafi, Sari Itani, Mariam 2022-02-05T12:51:59Z 2022-02-05T12:51:59Z 2/5/2022 1/25/2022
dc.description.abstract This study explores the discourse of media coverage in relation to women issues in Jordan, taking as a case study the period 2010-2020 and three media outlets representing secular, Islamist and state-affiliated discourses. It argues that even in conservative and highly practicing religious societies like Jordan, areas of intersection between the religious and secular discourses still exist. Both secular and religious media focused on similar issues of rights and discrimination, victimization and violence, and culture and arts. However, secular media focused more critically on the state agency while the religious media coverage was more rhetorical and lacked depth and criticism. It was also observed that there is no single secular or religious position, and the same outlets presented different and sometimes contradicting positions by different authors.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Jordan
dc.subject Women
dc.subject Media
dc.subject Religion
dc.subject Islamism
dc.subject Secularism
dc.subject Discourse
dc.title The Secular and the Religious in Media Coverage of Women’s Issues in Jordan
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Arts and Sciences
dc.contributor.institution American University of Beirut
dc.contributor.commembers Orfali, Bilal
dc.contributor.commembers El-Sayed, Radwan MA
dc.contributor.AUBidnumber 200300781

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