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Same-sex marriage, social cohesion and Canadian values

Bannerman, Sara

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This article considers issues of social cohesion, national identity, and national values as they appeared in Canadian newspaper coverage of the same-sex marriage debate between September 2003 and the federal election of June 2004. Media reports in Canada about the issue of same-sex marriage reflected a range of reactions. For some, same-sex marriage was a symbol of fracture, of a split in the country over core values�a split that could undermine the very commonality that makes Canada a society....[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBannerman, Sara
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:23:51Z
dc.identifier.issn0705-3657
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/20899
dc.description.abstractThis article considers issues of social cohesion, national identity, and national values as they appeared in Canadian newspaper coverage of the same-sex marriage debate between September 2003 and the federal election of June 2004. Media reports in Canada about the issue of same-sex marriage reflected a range of reactions. For some, same-sex marriage was a symbol of fracture, of a split in the country over core values�a split that could undermine the very commonality that makes Canada a society. For others,same-sex marriage was an affirmation of the high value Canadians place on equality and diversity. This article examinesthe roles played by newspapersin their coverage ofsame-sex marriage asitrelates to Canadian values and social cohesion.
dc.publisherSimon Fraser University
dc.sourceCanadian Journal of Communication
dc.titleSame-sex marriage, social cohesion and Canadian values
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume36
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor169999 - Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absfor200104 - Media Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5095043xPUB14
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBannerman, Sara, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage599
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage617
local.identifier.doi.22230/cjc.2011v36n4a2416
local.identifier.absseo950204 - The Media
local.identifier.absseo959999 - Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-11-15T07:25:02Z
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