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The Media and the Making of History / Edition 1

The Media and the Making of History / Edition 1

by John Theobald
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ISBN-13: 9780754638223
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 20.00(d)

About the Author

John Theobald is Associate Professor in Modern Languages at Southampton Institute, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Moments of untruth; Radical media critics. The four generations; The great discursive illusion - 1914-1918; No word that fits. Media discourse and the rise of fascism; Comics and communism. Tintin fights the Cold War; Consuming reality. Mutually assured destruction and routines of embedded deception; Acting as if... resistance to dominant discourses of anti-communism and nuclear escalation in the 1980s; A collapse of hegemonic discourse. Resistance in Eastern Europe; Cold War victory and the selling of German unification; The longevity of wartime discourses and identities. The case of Britain and Europe; The Balkans revisited; Twin Towers of Babel. 'War on Terrorism' and 'anticipatory pre-emption'; Conclusion - for an active audience; Bibliography; Index.

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