Making Space in Social Media: #MuslimWomensDay in Twitter

Making Space in Social Media: #MuslimWomensDay in Twitter At the end of Women’s History Month 2017, social media sites were filled with posts using the hashtag #MuslimWomensDay. Muslim women have often been framed in media as either victims of a violent faith and its believers or enablers of that violence, rarely are they given the space to tell their own stories. The #MuslimWomensDay hashtag was designed to draw attention to the stories and experiences of Muslim women. This qualitative textual analysis of approximately 300 tweets explores how Twitter users deployed the #MuslimWomensDay hashtag in their posts in order to understand the story users told of what it means to be a Muslim woman as well as what narratives of Islam they had to fight against. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Communication Inquiry SAGE

Making Space in Social Media: #MuslimWomensDay in Twitter

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SAGE Publications
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© The Author(s) 2018
ISSN
0196-8599
eISSN
1552-4612
D.O.I.
10.1177/0196859918768797
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Abstract

At the end of Women’s History Month 2017, social media sites were filled with posts using the hashtag #MuslimWomensDay. Muslim women have often been framed in media as either victims of a violent faith and its believers or enablers of that violence, rarely are they given the space to tell their own stories. The #MuslimWomensDay hashtag was designed to draw attention to the stories and experiences of Muslim women. This qualitative textual analysis of approximately 300 tweets explores how Twitter users deployed the #MuslimWomensDay hashtag in their posts in order to understand the story users told of what it means to be a Muslim woman as well as what narratives of Islam they had to fight against.

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Journal of Communication InquirySAGE

Published: Jul 1, 2018

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