The power of words- Freedom of speech and Stereotype

Mazen Alfeel

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


This study attempts to explore the discursive and social practices behind the students’ discourse at American universities imposing restrictions on speech with regard to ethnic identities, by studying a case that took place at Columbia University in the US. This paper uses Stuart Hall’s ‘The spectacle of the other’ theory and Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis approach. This study argues that the speech deals with stereotypes and reproduces the discursive practices under the influence of the racial system of representation, which are the main reasons for the ongoing shift in students’ discourse in the United States.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato23 maj 2019
Antal sider35
VejledereJulia Suárez-Krabbe