Over the past few years, media outlets have spotlighted coverage of terror attacks. Drawing on both popular and academic articles, Media, Terrorism, and Theory analyzes the larger issues surrounding media's portrayal of terrorism. From such diverse fields as political science, media studies, architecture, and information science, each contributor brings a distinctive perspective. Answering a growing need to understand media discourse on terrorism, this volume complements readings in upper-level mass communication courses and will appeal to scholars of international media and terrorism.
Anandam P. Kavoori is associate professor of telecommunications at the University of Georgia. Todd Fraley is assistant professor of communication at East Carolina University.
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 Jetee 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