Discourses of morality: the news media, human rights and foreign policy in twentieth-century United States

PhD Thesis


Ostini, Jennifer Anne. 2000. Discourses of morality: the news media, human rights and foreign policy in twentieth-century United States. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Minnesota, USA.
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Discourses of morality: the news media, human rights and foreign policy in twentieth-century United States

TypePhD Thesis
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AuthorOstini, Jennifer Anne
SupervisorHazel Dicken-Garcia
Institution of OriginUniversity of Minnesota, USA
Qualification NameDoctor of Philosophy
Number of Pages181
Year2000
Abstract

This research examines the construction in the twentieth-century United States of an ideology of human rights by looking at political rhetoric and media representation of human rights in foreign policy. Four case studies are examined:
Woodrow Wilson and the Paris Peace Talks of 1919;
The United States and the San Francisco Conference, 1945;
Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign of 1976;
and The United States and China - Tiananmen, 1989.

KeywordsUnited States; history; media; politics; narrative; critical discourse analysis; storytelling; US Congress; newspapers
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440701. Communications and media policy
430321. North American history
470107. Media studies
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Minnesota, United States
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