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Title:The evolution of Latino threat narrative from 1997 to 2014
Author(s):Wei, Kai; Lin, Yu-Ru
Subject(s):text mining
Latino threat narrative
news media
temporal events
Abstract:This study presents preliminary findings of a project focusing on the evolution of Latino threat narrative, a social process of portraying Latinos with derogatory terms. A total of 440,984 newspapers articles about Latinos across 13 news outlets from 1997 to 2014 were analyzed using text mining. The results of this study demonstrate the potential association between LTN in print news media and significant political and social events, including: September 11, 2001 terror event; passage of restrictive immigration legislation in 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2006; and mass protests against immigration reform in 2006. The study also reveals greater intensity in the use of LTN-related words during the (Republican) Bush administration than the immediately preceding and following (Democratic) administrations. This is the first work that uses text mining techniques to explore Latino threat narrative at a large scale over a long period of time.
Issue Date:2016-03-15
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:NA
Series/Report:IConference 2016 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89416
DOI:10.9776/16582
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-03-08


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