Media Discourse and the Yugoslav Conflicts: Representations of Self and Other

Media Discourse and the Yugoslav Conflicts: Representations of Self and Other

by Pal Kolsto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754676293

ISBN-13: 9780754676294

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In spite of the growing literature on discourse analysis, the relationship of discourse to violent/non-violent outcomes of conflict is an under-researched area. This book combines theories on ethnic conflict, identity construction and discourse analysis with a comprehensive and inclusive survey of the countries of the former Yugoslavia. It presents an understanding of

Overview

In spite of the growing literature on discourse analysis, the relationship of discourse to violent/non-violent outcomes of conflict is an under-researched area. This book combines theories on ethnic conflict, identity construction and discourse analysis with a comprehensive and inclusive survey of the countries of the former Yugoslavia. It presents an understanding of the interrelationship between 'words' and 'deeds' grounded through an extensively close analysis of film, television and newspapers samples taken from the period. This combination of ground-breaking applications of theory with detailed empirical case studies will make Media Discourse and the
Yugoslav Conflicts of key interest to scholars across a range of social sciences including sociology, discourse analysis, media, conflict and peace studies as well as those concerned with ethnopolitical conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754676294
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: discourse and violent conflict: representation of 'self-other' in Yugoslav successor states, Pål Kolstø; Media discourse and the politics of ethnic conflict: the case of Yugoslavia, Tarik Jusic; Reorganizing the identification matrix: televisual construction of collective identities in the early phase of Yugoslav disintegration, Sabina Mihelj, Veronika Bajt and Miloš Pankov; Foreclosing the other, building the war: a comparative analysis of Croatian and Serbian press discourses during the conflict in Croatia, Ivana Đurić and Vladimir Zoric; Events and sites of difference: Mark-ing self and other in Kosovo, Nita Luci and Predrag Markovic; The Yugoslav succession wars and the war for symbolic hegemony, Jovo Bakic and Gazela Pudar; Relations between Montenegro and Serbia from 1991 to 2006: an analysis of media discourse, Ðorde Pavicevic and Srdan Đurović; Spinning out of control: media coverage in the Bosnian conflict, Michal Slßdecek and Amer Džihana; 'Spinning out of control': mutual reinforcement discourse in Macedonia?, Zhidas Daskalovski; The semantics of silence, violence and social memory: 'the storm' in the Croatian and Serbian press, Gordana Djeric; Self and other in Balkan (post-)war cinema, Nedin Mutic; Conclusion: Discourse and violence, Pål Kolstø; Bibliography; List of media sources; Index.

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