Imagining Terrorism

Autore: Pierpaolo Antonello
Editore: MHRA
ISBN: 1906540489
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"This book originated in the conference 'La violenza illustrata: The Rhetoric and Representation of Political Violence in Italy, from 1968 to the Present day', held at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge, in November 2004."--P. [ix].

Imagining Terror The People The Press And Politics

Editore: ProQuest
ISBN: 1109035985
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After 9/11, public concerns about terrorism in the United States escalated. In the next years, the threat of terrorism prompted several far-reaching foreign and domestic policies, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the massive increases in federal defense spending, upgraded security measures in all areas of the critical infrastructure, reductions in civil liberties and shifts in immigration policy. Given the significance of these changes, it is important to learn more about how the public perceives the threat of terrorism. The general goal of this dissertation is to investigate the social and psychological processes that affect people's responses to the threat. Specifically, I use an exploratory, experimental study to identify the types of news portrayals ("frames") that increase people's worries and risk judgments about terrorism. Drawing on a quantitative content analysis, I also attempt to explain when and under what circumstances fear-inducing news frames appear in the elite press in the United States.

Re Imagining The War On Terror

Autore: Andrew Hill
Editore: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230200081
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An innovative reassessment of the War on Terror organized around the themes of seeing, waiting, travelling.

Understanding Terrorism In The Age Of Global Media

Autore: C. Archetti
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137291389
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We cannot truly understand - let alone counter - terrorism in the 21st century unless we also understand the processes of communication that underpin it. This book challenges what we know about terrorism, showing that current approaches are inadequate and outdated, and develops a new communication model to understand terrorism in the media age.

America S Culture Of Terrorism

Autore: Jeffory A. Clymer
Editore: The University of North Carolina Press
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American identity and the power of home-grown terrorism. Although the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 shocked the world, America has confronted terrorism at home for well over a century. With the invention of dynamite in 1866, Americans began to worry about anonymous acts of mass violence in a way that differed from previous generations' fears of urban riots, slave uprisings, and mob violence. Focusing on the volatile period between the 1886 Haymarket bombing and the 1920 bombing outside J. P. Morgan's Wall Street office, Jeffory Clymer argues that economic and cultural displacements caused by the expansion of industrial capitalism directly influenced evolving ideas about terrorism. In America's Culture of Terrorism, Clymer uncovers the roots of American terrorism and its impact on American identity by exploring the literary works of Henry James, Ida B. Wells, Jack London, Thomas Dixon, and Covington Hall, as well as trial transcripts, media reports, and the cultural rhetoric surrounding terrorist acts of the day. He demonstrates that the rise of mass media and the pressures of the industrial wage-labor economy both fueled the development of terrorism and shaped society's response to it. His analysis not only sheds new light on American literature and culture a century ago but also offers insights into the contemporary understanding of terrorism. Cultural Studies of the United States

Social Justice

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Terror Security And Money

Autore: John Mueller
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912289
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In seeking to evaluate the efficacy of post-9/11 homeland security expenses--which have risen by more than a trillion dollars, not including war costs--the common query has been, "Are we safer?" This, however, is the wrong question. Of course we are "safer"--the posting of a single security guard at one building's entrance enhances safety. The correct question is, "Are any gains in security worth the funds expended?" In this engaging, readable book, John Mueller and Mark Stewart apply risk and cost-benefit evaluation techniques to answer this very question. This analytical approach has been used throughout the world for decades by regulators, academics, and businesses--but, as a recent National Academy of Science study suggests, it has never been capably applied by the people administering homeland security funds. Given the limited risk terrorism presents, expenses meant to lower it have for the most part simply not been worth it. For example, to be considered cost-effective, increased American homeland security expenditures would have had each year to have foiled up to 1,667 attacks roughly like the one intended on Times Square in 2010--more than four a day. Cataloging the mistakes that the US has made--and continues to make--in managing homeland security programs, Terror, Security, and Money has the potential to redirect our efforts toward a more productive and far more cost-effective course.

America And The Orient

Autore: Heike Schäfer
Editore: Universitaetsverlag Winter
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In the aftermath of 9/11, fearful images of the Orient as a volatile blend of religious extremism and anti-western politics have flourished in the United States and Europe. Yet Orient and Occident are interrelated cultural formations. This interdisciplinary volume explores the rich history of cultural and political exchange between Arab, South Asian, and American cultures from the 18th century to the present. Nineteen original essays, which were first presented at the 51st conference of the German Association for American Studies, address the emergence of Arab American literature, intercultural encounters in the works of Arab, Arab American, and South Asian American writers and artists, and the Orient as a geographical region as well as a foil for American self-definitions in U.S. literature, opera, and film. Revisiting the work of Edward Said and Samuel Huntington, the collection examines how we develop our knowledge and fantasies about the Orient.

Terrorism Media Liberation

Autore: John David Slocum
Editore: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813536088
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September 11, 2001 made the dangers of terrorism horrifyingly real for Americans. Although not the first or only attack on U.S. soil, its magnitude renewed old debates and raised fresh concerns about the relations between media and such events. How should the news - print, cable, network, radio, Internet - cover stories? What visual evidence does the public have the right to see and what is not acceptable to show to the viewing public at home? How can - or should - such events be retold cinematically? Bringing together fifteen classic essays by prominent scholars in a variety of fields, including history, international relations, communications, American studies, anthropology, political science, and cultural studies, Terrorism, Media, Liberation explores the relationship between violent political actions and the technological media that present and frame them for mass audiences.

Imagining The Twentieth Century

Autore: Charles Cameron Stewart
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252066634
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Provides an overview of events during the twentieth century with photographs and essays