Reactions to the Persian Gulf War is an interpretive study of editorials of major English newspapers published during the pre-war and war periods in six countries in the Middle East that were involved in the war. The newspapers examined are: The Jordan Times, The Syria Times, The Arab News (Saudi Arabia), The United Arab Emitates News, The Jerusalem Post,^R and The Kayhan International (Iran). In its analysis, the book attempts to answer questions such as: Who are the major actors in the war and what role do they play in the war narrative? What values are embedded in the editorials that reflect specific cultural and socio-economic perspectives? From what perspectives do the non-Arab parties to the war, namely, Israel and Iran, view the conflict? This unique study provides a means by which students and scholars can investigate and understand issues that are important from both regional and global points of view. Although a number of books have been written concerning the war, readers will find that Chrisco's work fills an important void that the other books about the war have yet to fill, and that is the view of the conflict from particular national perspectives.
Students, scholars, and media practitioners will all benefit from reading this book.
Publisher: University Press of America
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 223 x 140 x 15 mm