The contributors to this book explore the way in which crises highlight the problematic issues of media performance in democratic states.
They examine the relationship between communication and civil society through a number of actual cases of media responses to 'crises', ranging from the Gulf War of 1991 to recent events in Eastern Europe. Individual examples of mediated crises emphasize the complexities of understanding the role of the media in struggles of identity around nationality, ethnicity and gender.
|Series:||Media Culture & Society Series , #7|
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Table of Contents
Introduction - Marc Raboy and Bernard Dagenais
Media and the Politics of Crisis
The Crisis of the Sovereign State - John Keane
Media and the State in Periods of Crisis - Mustapha Masmoudi
Television, the Crisis of Democracy and the Persian Gulf War - Douglas Kellner
Framing the Crisis in Eastern Europe - Julian Halliday, Sue Curry Jansen and James Schneider
Media and the Terminal Crisis of Communism in Poland - Karol Jakubowicz
Violence and Terror in and by the Media - George Gerbner
Crisis as Spectacle - Peter A Bruck
Tabloid News and the Politics of Outrage
Media in Crises - Bernard Dagenais
Observers, Actors or Scapegoats?
Media and the Invisible Crisis of Everyday Life - Marc Raboy
Media and the Commodification of Crisis - Lorna Roth
On New Uses of Media in Time of Crisis - Armand Mattelart and Mich[gr]ele Mattelart