conflict & communication online, Vol. 19, No. 1&2, 2020
ISSN 1618-0747




Ricarda Gugg
Media representations of the value discourse using the example of the 'headscarf debate‘

Within the media's discussion of the 'headscarf', formulations such as "our Western values" are not uncommon. If such ascriptions are adopted by the recipients without question, the danger of the emergence of prejudice, fanaticism and racism grows in the long run. Which hegemonic interests are connected with staging of media value discourses in the context of the 'headscarf debate' and how could a constructive media coverage in the migration society look like? This article presents first results of argumentation patterns of the 'headscarf debate' in selected German and Austrian daily newspapers. The results show, among other things, that the 'headscarf' plays a rather secondary role in older texts, while the topic is increasingly discussed in a central position in more recent texts.


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The author:Ricarda Gugg, M.A., university assistant and doctoral student at the University of Salzburg in the Department of Education / Educational research, since october 2017. Research interests/focus of work: Educational migration research, (political) educational research, value discourses in the migration society. 
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