Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Radicalisation and Media: Connectivity and Terrorism in the New Media Ecology (Hardback)
  • Radicalisation and Media: Connectivity and Terrorism in the New Media Ecology (Hardback)
zoom

Radicalisation and Media: Connectivity and Terrorism in the New Media Ecology (Hardback)

(author), (author), (author)
£115.00
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 01/02/2011
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

This book examines the circulation and effects of radical discourse by analysing the role of mass media coverage in promoting or hindering radicalisation and acts of political violence.

There is a new environment of conflict in the post-9/11 age, in which there appears to be emerging threats to security and stability in the shape of individuals and groups holding or espousing radical views about religion, ideology, often represented in the media as oppositional to Western values. This book asks what, if anything is new about these radicalising discourses, how and why they relate to political acts of violence and terror, and what the role of the mass media is in promoting or hindering them.

This includes exploring how the acts themselves and explanations for them on the web are picked up and represented in mainstream television news media or Big Media, through the journalistic and editorial uses of words, phrases, graphics, images, and videos. It analyses how interpretations of the term 'radicalisation' are shaped by news representations through investigating audience responses, understandings and misunderstandings. Transnational in scope, this book seeks to contribute to an understanding of the connectivity and relationships that make up the new media ecology, especially those that appear to transcend the local and the global, accelerate the dissemination of radicalising discourses, and amplify media/public fears of political violence.

This book will be of interest to students of security studies, media studies, terrorism studies, political science and sociology.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415550352
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Given the extensive scope of the authors' research and their clear and insightful analysus of the content and discourses of radicalization across media platforms, Radicalisation and Media: connectivity and terrorism in the new media ecology is a must read for scholars, security policy makers and general readers who will each find something to learn from, something to think about and something to be a little more 'uncertain' about.' - Hiba Ghanem, Journal of International Relations Research, Violence and Terrorism, Issue 1, January 2012

'...this is a first-rate book that furthers in significant ways our understanding of the interconnectivity between old-timers and newcomers in the new media/communication ecology and how these linkages influence the information that influences how citizens think about radicalisation and the threat of terrorist violence. While recommended for those involved in the study of terrorism, counterterrorism, media and communication, the volume is equally informative for those working in the media and public officials who deal with the causes and consequences of radicalisation.' Critical Studies on Terrorism, 4 (3)

You may also be interested in...

Live From Downing Street
Added to basket
Pax Technica
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Dataclysm
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
To Save Everything, Click Here
Added to basket
The Medium is the Massage
Added to basket
Introducing Media Studies
Added to basket
Photography
Added to basket
£24.99
Paperback
How to Read a Film
Added to basket
£27.99
Paperback
Propaganda
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
The Uses of Literacy
Added to basket
Manufacturing Consent
Added to basket
Ogilvy on Advertising in the Digital Age
Added to basket
Tubes
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Contagious
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.