Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media: A Communication Approach

Hardcover | December 11, 2012

byCristina Archetti

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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 This book challenges what we know about terrorism, showing that current approaches are inadequate and outdated, and develops a new communication model to understand terrorism in the media age.

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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 This book challenges what we know about terrorism, showing that current approaches are inadequate and outdated, and develops a new communication model to understand terrorism in the m...

CRISTINA ARCHETTI is Lecturer in Politics and Media at the University of Salford, UK. She won the 2008 Denis McQuail Best Article of the Year for Advancing Communication Theory award. Her recent publications include Explaining News: National Politics and Journalistic Cultures in Global Context (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230360491

ISBN - 13:9780230360495

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction: A Different Perspective on Terrorism
The Problems with Terrorism Research
Terrorism, Communication, and the Media
A Communication Approach
Explaining Radicalisation
The Role of Narratives
The Al Qaeda Narrative as a Brand
The Way Forward
Notes
Bibliography
Index