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"Canada's toughest neighbourhood" : surveillance, myth and orientalism in Jane-Finch

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dc.contributor.author Richardson, Chris. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-04T14:55:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-04T14:55:13Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-04T14:55:13Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/2807
dc.description.abstract This study examines coverage of lane-Finch in popular Canadian newspapers in 2007. It explores the often-negative representations of the community through conceptual frameworks based on the work of Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes and Edward Said. The question it attempts to answer is: What knowledge and power relationships are embedded within depictions of lane-Finch in popular Canadian newspapers in 2007? The methodology is a version of critical discourse analysis based on Foucault's The Archaeology of Knowledge. It finds that predominantly-negative connotations of the neighbourhood are reinforced through the perpetuation of dominant discourses, the use of "expert" knowledge sources, and the discounting of subjugated knowledges or livedexperiences of residents. The study concludes by suggesting where further research within the realm of popular culture and community identity can be directed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Geographical myths in mass media. en_US
dc.subject Newspapers--Canada--Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject Social conflict--Ontario--Toronto. en_US
dc.subject Violence in mass media--Canada--Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.title "Canada's toughest neighbourhood" : surveillance, myth and orientalism in Jane-Finch en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Popular Culture en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Popular Culture Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Humanities en_US


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