Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Roxanne Watson, Ph.D.
Scott S. Liu, Ph.D.
Justin Brown, Ph.D.
Astana, framing, Kazakhstan, textual-analysis, The New York Times
This research study examines how the image of Kazakhstan was covered by the New York Times during 11 years and analyzed the most common perception of the Central Asian country, using framing as a theoretical framework. Textual-analysis approach was used as a method, exploration produced seven frames. The textual analysis approach demonstrated that negative coverage prevailed in the coverage of Kazakhstan, “in spite of friendly relationships with the USA”. Kazakhstan was framed as “authoritarian” “petro-state”, which got independence, but still followed “soviet-style” politics and was largely influenced by its “hegemon Russia”. The country, which “has a complex about being recognized in the world” (Stern, 2008). Future research needed to promote the image of the country worldwide.
Scholar Commons Citation
Alikhanova, Tursynay, "Perception of Kazakhstan in the U.S through the New York Times Coverage" (2018). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.