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The problematization of asylum seekers a critical discourse analysis of Canadian national news media coverage

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posted on 22.05.2021, 08:49 authored by Melissa Yu Vanti

Using the methodology of critical discourse analysis, this research project analysed 70 news media articles from the Globe and Mail and the National Post on the topic of asylum seekers who crossed into Canada from the U.S. between ports of entry in 2017 and 2018. Analysis revealed that asylum seekers were largely depicted, portrayed, and framed in problematizing ways, leading to their dehumanization and a decontextualization of the larger issues. Keywords: Asylum seekers; refugees; news media coverage; critical discourse analysis

History

Language

eng

Degree

Master of Arts

Program

Immigration and Settlement Studies

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

MRP