Media, Terrorism, and Theory: A Reader

Media, Terrorism, and Theory: A Reader

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Media, Terrorism, and Theory: A Reader

Over the past few years, coverage of terror attacks has featured prominently in numerous media outlets. Drawing on both popular and academic articles, the essays in Media, Terrorism, and Theory: A Reader analyze the larger issues surrounding media's portrayal of terrorism, including terrorism as a media event, war and media, nationalism and media, public responsibility, and journalistic accountability. Renowned contributors from around the world explore these issues as they relate to a global community. From such diverse fields as cultural studies, political science, media studies, architecture, and information science, each brings a distinctive perspective. Answering a growing need to understand media discourse on terrorism, Media, Terrorism, and Theory complements readings in upper-level mass communication courses and will appeal to students and scholars of international media and terrorism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742536302
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/30/2006
Series: Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Anandam P. Kavoori is associate professor of telecommunications at the University of Georgia. Todd Fraley is assistant professor of communication at East Carolina University.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part 1: Orientations Chapter 2 1 Televising the "War on Terrorism": The Myths of Morality Chapter 3 2 Mediatizing the Global War on Terror: Television's Public Eye Part 4 Part 2: Genres and Contexts Chapter 5 3 Prime Time Terror: The Case of La Jetée and 12 Monkeys Chapter 7 4 Mediated Terrorism in Comparative Perspective: Spanish Press Coverage of 9/11 vs. Coverage of Basque Terrorism Chapter 8 5 National Politics of Belonging and Conflicting Masculinities: Race and the Representation of Recent Wars Chapter 8 6 Terrorism and the Exploitation of New Media Part 9 Part 3: Frames and Contexts Chapter 10 8 Critical Media Theory, Democratic Communication, and Global Conflict Chapter 11 9 Terrorism, Public Relations, and Propaganda Chapter 12 10 September 11, Social Theory, and Democratic Politics Chapter 13 11 International Communication after Terrorism: Towards a Postcolonial Dialectic

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