Domgaard, S. (2015) A Visual Rhetorical Analysis of the Reaction to Ferguson Through #Iftheygunnedme...

A Visual Rhetorical Analysis of the Reaction to Ferguson Through #Iftheygunnedmedown

Abstract

This research rhetorically analyzes pictures presented on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #iftheygunnedmedown. Using photographs, young men and women point out how the media may use bias to frame young black people as criminals. By using the hashtag, young people were able to reclaim their identity from the media, criticizing media bias in the process. Social Media has created a new platform to control identity. The dichotomy between pictures in #iftheygunnedmedown offer a rhetorically significant example of how social media can combat media bias and be used to redefine identity. By analyzing the use of this hashtag using framing, social identity, identity control, and other theories, the rhetorical significance of the pictures are demonstrated.

Citation Shawn Domgaard (2015). A Visual Rhetorical Analysis of the Reaction to Ferguson Through #Iftheygunnedmedown (Master of Arts, Southern Utah University, ). DOI

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@phdthesis{domgaard2015visual,
archivePrefix = {arXiv},
arxivId = {arXiv:1011.1669v3},
author = {Domgaard, Shawn},
doi = {10.1017/CBO9781107415324.004},
eprint = {arXiv:1011.1669v3},
isbn = {9788578110796},
issn = {1098-6596},
pages = {2--49},
pmid = {25246403},
school = {Southern Utah University},
title = {{A Visual Rhetorical Analysis of the Reaction to Ferguson Through #Iftheygunnedmedown}},
type = {Master of Arts},
year = {2015}
}

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#Iftheygunnedmedown

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