Terrorism, Media, Liberation

Terrorism, Media, Liberation

by J. David, Slocum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813536081

ISBN-13: 9780813536088

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Fifteen classic essays by scholars in history, international relations, communications, film studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and other disciplines consider the relationship between violent political actions and the media that have presented and framed them for mass audiences since the end of the 19th century. The psychological impact of violent acts on those…  See more details below

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Fifteen classic essays by scholars in history, international relations, communications, film studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and other disciplines consider the relationship between violent political actions and the media that have presented and framed them for mass audiences since the end of the 19th century. The psychological impact of violent acts on those not directly involved is fundamental to the idea of terrorism; the essays examine concerns over the creation of spectacle and the propagation of fear and argue that the mediated ways the public learns about such events necessarily shapes understanding of terrorism as a contemporary threat. The essays are preceded by a context-setting introduction by editor Slocum (associate dean, arts and science, New York U.). Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813536088
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Rutgers Depth of Field Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the recurrent return to Algiers1
Film and the anarchist peril37
Disruption, destruction, denial : Hitchcock as saboteur56
Two faces of 1950s terrorism : the film presentation of Mau Mau and the Malayan emergency70
The battle of Algiers : colonial struggle and collective allegiance94
Discourses of terrorism, feminism, and the family in von Trotta's Marianne and Juliane111
The television terrorist121
Iran, Islam, and the terrorist threat, 1979-1989137
Simulations and terrors of our time171
Mass-mediated terrorism in the new world (dis)order185
Traditions of representation : political violence and the myth of atavism209
Fragmenting the nation : images of terrorism in Indian popular cinema232
Who was afraid of Patrice Lumumba? : terror and the ethical imagination in Lumumba : La Mort du Prophet248
Violence and vision : the prosthetics and aesthetics of terror267
Theses on the questions of war : history, media, terror297
9/11 : before, after, and in between321

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