The Self and Other: Portraying Israeli and Palestinian Identities on Twitter

Deegan, Jason; Hogan, John; Feeney, Sharon; and O'Rourke, Brendan K. (2018) "The Self and Other: Portraying Israeli and Palestinian Identities on Twitter," Irish Communication Review: Vol. 16: Iss. 1, Article 8

24 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2020

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Jason Deegan

University of Stavanger Business School

John Hogan

Dublin Institute of Technology

Sharon Feeney

Dublin Institute of Technology

Brendan O'Rourke

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 2018

Abstract

The conflict between Israel and Palestine has lasted over half a century, with both sides enduring military and political turmoil. This paper explores how Twitter is being used as a medium to portray identities in the conflict. We examine the tweets contained in the @IDFspokesperson and @ISMPalestine Twitter accounts between late 2015 and early 2016. Using textual analysis, we gain an insight into how these Twitter accounts, defined by the conflict, are used in portraying the self and the other.

Suggested Citation

Deegan, Jason and Hogan, John and Feeney, Sharon and O'Rourke, Brendan, The Self and Other: Portraying Israeli and Palestinian Identities on Twitter (June 2018). Deegan, Jason; Hogan, John; Feeney, Sharon; and O'Rourke, Brendan K. (2018) "The Self and Other: Portraying Israeli and Palestinian Identities on Twitter," Irish Communication Review: Vol. 16: Iss. 1, Article 8, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3653020

Jason Deegan (Contact Author)

University of Stavanger Business School ( email )

PB 8002
Stavanger, 4036
Norway

John Hogan

Dublin Institute of Technology ( email )

College of Business
Aungier Street (3-062)
Dublin 2
Ireland

Sharon Feeney

Dublin Institute of Technology

Brendan O'Rourke

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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