Immigration Television fiction Cultivation theory Content analysis Stereotypes Parasocial contact
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Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra
Igartua, J.; M.Barrios, I. y Ortega, F. (2012). Analysis of the image of immigration in prime time television fiction. Comunicación y Sociedad, vol. XXV, nº 2, pp.7 - 28
This article presents the results of a research study into the image of immigration as presented in television fiction, taking Cultivation Theory as a reference. Content analysis was performed on a representative sample of prime-time fictional programming broadcast in 2010 on six television channels. Results show that immigrant characters are under-represented and their construction is based on negative stereotypes. These results are discussed in relation to the role of television fiction in reducing prejudice.