Title

Personal Choice or Political Provocation: Examining the Visual Framing and Stereotyping of the Burkini Debate

Author's Department

Journalism & Mass Communication Department

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http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8016402595

All Authors

Brian J Bowe; Joe Gosen; Shahira Fahmy

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Publication Date

1-1-2019

doi

https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699019826093

Abstract

The burkini, a modest swimsuit marketed to Muslim women, was at the center of controversy in France when it was banned from the beaches in dozens of cities. This research examines how the three leading international newswires (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images, Associated Press, and Reuters) visually framed this debate and whether they visually stereotyped women wearing the burkini. Using a mixed-method approach, this study unpacks the role of news agency photography in visual representation. The analysis examines four visual frames: Mediated Solidarity, Administrative Response, Symbolic Fashion, and Active Liberation

First Page

1076

Last Page

1098

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