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Violence and War in Culture and the Media by Athina Karatzogianni

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10   Frames, forums and Facebook

Interpreting British Muslimunderstandings of post-7/ 7militarist media narratives

Lucy Michael

The war against terrorism is indeed a war, but of a different sort to the ones we are used to. Its outcome, however, is as important as any we have fought before.

(Tony Blair quoted in the Daily Telegraph, 15 October 2002)

Introduction

This chapter examines the creation and manipulation of specific frames by Muslims in the UK in order to understand and respond to dominant media narratives, in the period after the London bombings of 2005. Personal contributions to virtual discussion spaces illustrate the ways in which the process of ‘framing’ (Gamson 1992) is both an act of rejecting alternative understandings and an ...

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