Bring 'Em On / Edition 1

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How were the American people prepared for the war on Iraq? How have political agents and media gatekeepers sought to develop public support for the first preventive war of the modern age? Bring 'Em On highlights the complex links between media and politics, analyzing how communication practices are modified in times of crisis to protect political interests or implement political goals. International contributors in mass communication, political science, and sociology address how U.S. institutional media practices, government policy, and culture can influence public mobilization for war.

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Editorial Reviews

Global Dialogue
...Provides carefully documented analysis, in chapters that stand both as self-contained studies and as building blocks in a multifaceted explanation as to how the media and public culture prepared the American public for the untested policy of so-called preventive war.
From The Foreword - Douglas Kellner
This book shows how the U.S. corporate media enabled the Bush administration's policy and raises serious questions concerning the role of the media in a democracy—and the need for the media to play more critical and democratic roles in debating issues of war and peace and national security.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742536890
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Series: Communication, Media, and Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Artz is associate professor in the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at Purdue University Calumet. Yahya R. Kamalipour is professor and head of the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at Purdue University Calumet.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 Political Legitimacy, Cultural Leadership, and Public Action Chapter 4 2 Banal Militarism and the Culture of War Chapter 5 3 National Security Strategy and the Ideology of Preventive War Chapter 6 4 Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, and Public Relations: Selling America to the World Chapter 7 5 The Problem with Patriotism: Steps Toward the Redemption of American Journalism and Democracy Chapter 8 6 Culture as Persuasion: Metaphor as Weapon Chapter 9 7 The Invisible Ally: Marketing Australia's War in Iraq Chapter 10 8 The Construction of Arabs as Enemies: Post-9/11 Discourse of George W. Bush Chapter 11 9 The Political Rhetoric of Sacrifice and Heroism and U.S. Military Intervention Chapter 12 10 'The Great American Bubble': Fox News Channel, the 'Mirage' of Objectivity and the Isolation of American Public Opinion Chapter 13 11 Pre-emptive Strikes on the Cultural Front: Big Radio, the Dixie Chicks, and Homeland Insecurity Chapter 14 12 The Mass Media, Politics, and Warfare Chapter 15 13 Might Makes Right: News Reportage as Discursive Weapon in the War in Iraq Chapter 16 14 Journalists Embedded in Culture: War Stories as Political Strategy Chapter 17 15 The Power of Public Reporting: The Independent Media Center's Challenge to Corporate Media Chapter 18 Suggested Readings

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