Redefining racism: Newspaper justification for the 1924 exclusion of japanese immigrants

Bradley J. Hamm*

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Abstract

This study integrates the "mentalities" concept from a classic historical racial study as a way to examine media framing of Japanese during debate about the Immigration Act of 1924. To better understand this century’s coverage of Japanese and Asian Americans, it is essential to look at the dominant historical mentality, or mentalities, that existed among white newspapers which were central in framing the debate. The mentality method could be useful concerning historical coverage of other minorities and groups in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-69
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Journalism
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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