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dc.contributor.authorBozdağ Bucak, Çiğdem
dc.contributor.authorSmets, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-25T18:01:34Z
dc.date.available2020-12-25T18:01:34Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1932-8036
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12469/3667
dc.description.abstractOne of the peak moments of the debate on the European refugee crisis was caused by the circulation of images of Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Aegean Sea on September 2, 2015. The images triggered worldwide reactions from politicians, nongovernmental organizations, and citizens. This article analyzes these reactions through a qualitative study of 961 tweets from Turkey and Flanders (Belgium), contextualizing them into the framing and representation of refugees before and after the images were released. Our study finds that, despite their iconic qualities and potential to mobilize Twitter users around refugee issues, the images did not cause a major shift in common discourses and representations. Instead, references to Kurdi were incorporated into preexisting discourses on and representations of refugees, thus offering different actors in the public debate on refugees with new symbols and motifs to construct meaning.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherUSC Annenberg Pressen_US
dc.subjectTwitteren_US
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectRefugeesen_US
dc.subjectAlan Kurdien_US
dc.subjectQualitative content analysisen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectBelgiumen_US
dc.subjectFlandersen_US
dc.titleUnderstanding the Images of Alan Kurdi With "Small Data": A Qualitative, Comparative Analysis of Tweets About Refugees in Turkey and Flanders (Belgium)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.startpage4046en_US
dc.identifier.endpage4069en_US
dc.relation.journalInternational Journal of Communicationen_US
dc.identifier.volume11en_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000432428000001en_US
dc.contributor.khasauthorBozdağ Bucak, Çiğdemen_US


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