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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(2); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030202.

Media depictions, Fear and Anti-Muslim Prejudice

Author(s)

Wendi Chen

Corresponding Author:
Wendi Chen
Affiliation(s)

Experimental high school attached to Being Normal University, Beijing, China
Email: chenwendi0212@163.com

Abstract

Anti-Muslim prejudice becomes increasingly prevalent since 911 Incident. Medias play an important role in the spread and formation of anti-Muslim prejudice. We examines the effect of media depictions on the prejudice formation process. Particularly, our research is conducted in China, a country has more than 10 million Muslims. The result shows that reports about terrorist attacks will arise individuals’ prejudice towards Muslim significantly. Specifically, fear is a mediating variable in the process that is mentioned above. However, the role of religious groups that are mentioned in the reports cannot be told clearly.

Keywords

Anti-Muslim prejudice; Islamophobia; media; terrorism; fear; religious; Muslims

Cite This Paper

Wendi Chen. Media depictions, Fear and Anti-Muslim Prejudice. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 2: 21-29. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030202.

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