A Violent World analyzes images on global CNN, Israeli IBA, and Palestinian PATV that contribute to how the current violence in the Middle East is framed. Nitzan Ben-Shaul draws from critical media theory and approaches out of cinema studies to examine how dominant ideologies are embedded in mainstream TV news. He focuses on the American elites' global ideology and the conflicting dominant national-peripheral ideologies of Israeli-Palestinian elites, and his in-depth study further offers a new model of analysis for contemporary television news.
Nitzan Ben-Shaul is senior lecturer of film and television at Tel Aviv University.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Historical and Theoretical Background Chapter 3 1 The Political Economy of Globalization Chapter 4 2 U.S. Global Ideologies and Israeli/Palestinian National Ideologies Chapter 5 3 Television News Audiovisual Ideological Frames Chapter 6 4 Competing Macro-Frames Part 7 Part II: Micro-Frame Case Studies Chapter 8 5 Reports on al Qaeda Terror and the U.S.-Led "War against Terror" Chapter 9 6 The al Aksa Intifada Chapter 10 7 Summary Discussion of Case Studies Chapter 11 Bibliography