Depictions and Images of War in Edwardian Newspapers, 1899-1914

Depictions and Images of War in Edwardian Newspapers, 1899-1914

by G. Wilkinson
     
 

Through a detailed examination of newspaper coverage from 1899-1914, this book seeks to understand the vicarious experience of warfare held by Edwardians at the outset of the First World War. The attitudes towards and perceptions of war held by those who participated in it or encouraged others to do so, are crucial to our understanding of the origins of the First

Overview

Through a detailed examination of newspaper coverage from 1899-1914, this book seeks to understand the vicarious experience of warfare held by Edwardians at the outset of the First World War. The attitudes towards and perceptions of war held by those who participated in it or encouraged others to do so, are crucial to our understanding of the origins of the First World War. Taking into account media history, cultural studies, and military history, the author argues that the press depicted war as distant and safe; beneficial and desirable and even as some kind of sport or game.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333717431
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/22/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
185
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Glenn R. Wilkinson is in the department of Humanities at Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta.

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