The Effect of Saudi Vision 2030 on Newspaper Editorial About Saudi Women: A Diachronic Multi-cultural Rhetorical Analysis (81017)

Session Information: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
Session Chair: Mario Liong

Sunday, 26 May 2024 13:20
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 603
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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Saudi Arabia has been on the spotlight for the past decade and the position of Saudi women has gained international interest. After the announcement of Vision 2030 which drove the way to Saudi women empowerment and changed the position of Saudi women in Saudi Arabia and the world, many changes have been made in the nation policy. Did these changes influence the media perspective internationally? Media has a great influence on a nation's perspective, this study aims to investigate the views toward Saudi women from a Western and national perspective in English newspaper editorials. It is designed as a descriptive-analytic study through the lens of Contrastive Rhetoric analysis because it examines and describes differences and similarities in writing across cultures (Connor, 2003). In order to discover the changes in media content, this study will do a diachronic examination of newspapers that talk about Saudi women, by investigating articles about Saudi women pre and post the announcement of the Saudi Vision 2030. Each newspaper has their own agenda, therefore, the newspapers that will be investigated are one of the most influential newspapers in the West The New York Times and The Guardian and from a local perspective Arab News is chosen to see the difference in narrative. The aim is to discover if the views towards Saudi women has changed after all these policy changes, or they are still under scrutiny.

Mashael Altamami, Princes Nourah Bony Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Mashael Altamami Assistant professor at the department of Applied linguistics in the college of languages at Princess Nourh bony Abdulrahman University.

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