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U.S. Public Image: A Study Of The Perceptions Of International Students From Predominantly Muslim Nations

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U.S. Public Image: A Study Of The Perceptions Of International Students From Predominantly Muslim Nations

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dc.contributor.author Pinkerton, Mary Kathryn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T01:56:43Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T01:56:43Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-23T01:56:43Z
dc.date.submitted May 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1350 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/428
dc.description.abstract After the United States-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, anti-Americanism increased among predominantly Muslim nations. This qualitative study used in-depth interviews to explore the perceptions of 11 international students from predominantly Muslim nations toward the U.S. It also examines whether the students' perceptions have changed since arriving in the United States and whether perceptions could stem from propaganda. Results indicated generally positive perceptions toward America and significantly improved perceptions toward Americans. Perceptions of the U.S. government, the Bush administration and U.S. foreign policy, however, were generally negative -- primarily stemming from the war in Iraq and America's role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Evidence of propaganda surfaced on topics that include Americans, U.S. foreign policy, the war in Iraq, the Bush administration, Israel and the Jewish influence in America. American and Arab world media, Hollywood, family and friends, educational institutions and religious leaders were possible sources. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Christie, Thomas en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Communication en_US
dc.title U.S. Public Image: A Study Of The Perceptions Of International Students From Predominantly Muslim Nations en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Christie, Thomas en_US
dc.degree.department Communication en_US
dc.degree.discipline Communication en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1342
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