Title

Covering (il)Legible Bodies: A CDA of News Discourse about Undocuqueer Life in the U.S.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-8-2021

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Source Publication

Journalism Practice

Source ISSN

1751-2786

Abstract

News narratives about immigration shape not only constructions of immigrants but of nation states. Through a critical content analysis informed by intersectionality and queer of color critique, this study explores how the news coverage of undocumented LGBTQ immigrants and the Undocuqueer Movement render distorted and incomplete constructions of these immigrants, their struggles and activism. Furthermore, the analysis shows how selective (mis)representations and erasures in the coverage contribute to the constitution of a homonationalist reimagination of the United States. Additionally, the paper makes the case for the incorporation of transnational sensibilities to enhance intersectional approaches to reporting.

Comments

Journalism Practice, (published online prior to print June 8, 2021). DOI.

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