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The Resource Framing immigrants : news coverage, public opinion, and policy, Chris Haynes, Jennifer L. Merolla, and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan

Framing immigrants : news coverage, public opinion, and policy, Chris Haynes, Jennifer L. Merolla, and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan

Label
Framing immigrants : news coverage, public opinion, and policy
Title
Framing immigrants
Title remainder
news coverage, public opinion, and policy
Statement of responsibility
Chris Haynes, Jennifer L. Merolla, and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While undocumented immigration is controversial, the general public is largely unfamiliar with the particulars of immigration policy. Given that public opinion on the topic is malleable, to what extent do mass media shape the public debate on immigration? In Framing Immigrants, political scientists Chris Haynes, Jennifer Merolla, and Karthick Ramakrishnan explore how conservative, liberal, and mainstream news outlets frame and discuss undocumented immigrants. Drawing from original voter surveys, they show that how the media frames immigration has significant consequences for public opinion and has implications for the passage of new immigration policies. The authors analyze media coverage of several key immigration policy issues - including mass deportations, comprehensive immigration reform, and measures focused on immigrant children, such as the DREAM Act - to chart how news sources across the ideological spectrum produce specific "frames" for the immigration debate. In the past few years, liberal and mainstream outlets have tended to frame immigrants lacking legal status as "undocumented" (rather than "illegal") and to approach the topic of legalization through human-interest stories, often mentioning children. Conservative outlets, on the other hand, tend to discuss legalization using impersonal statistics and invoking the rule of law. Yet, regardless of the media's ideological positions, the authors' surveys show that "negative" frames more strongly influence public support for different immigration policies than do positive frames. For instance, survey participants who were exposed to language portraying immigrants as law-breakers seeking "amnesty" tended to oppose legalization measures. At the same time, support for legalization was higher when participants were exposed to language referring to immigrants living in the United States for a decade or more. Framing Immigrants shows that despite heated debates on immigration across the political aisle, the general public has yet to form a consistent position on undocumented immigrants. By analyzing how the media influences public opinion, this book provides a valuable resource for immigration advocates, policymakers, and researchers"--Publisher
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DLC
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1977-
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Haynes, Chris
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.5.I48
LC item number
H39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1975-
  • 1975-
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  • Merolla, Jennifer Lee
  • Ramakrishnan, S. Karthick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media and immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Mass media and immigrants
  • Massenmedien
  • Einwanderung
  • Einwanderer
  • Illegaler Einwanderer
  • Berichterstattung
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • Meinungsbildung
  • Einwanderungspolitik
  • USA
Label
Framing immigrants : news coverage, public opinion, and policy, Chris Haynes, Jennifer L. Merolla, and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Media framing and effects on public opinion -- Comprehensive immigration reform -- The DREAM act and DREAMers -- Framing deportations in the news media and public opinion -- What's in a name: illegal, undocumented, or unauthorized? -- Conclusions
Control code
949760213
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780871545336
Lccn
2016007688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)949760213
Label
Framing immigrants : news coverage, public opinion, and policy, Chris Haynes, Jennifer L. Merolla, and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Media framing and effects on public opinion -- Comprehensive immigration reform -- The DREAM act and DREAMers -- Framing deportations in the news media and public opinion -- What's in a name: illegal, undocumented, or unauthorized? -- Conclusions
Control code
949760213
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 278 pages
Isbn
9780871545336
Lccn
2016007688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)949760213

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