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

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Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 29, 2012 - Social Science - 218 pages
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 This book challenges what we know about terrorism, showing that current approaches are inadequate and outdated, and develops a new communication model to understand terrorism in the media age.
 

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Contents

A Different Perspective on Terrorism
1
1 The Problems with Terrorism Research
12
2 Terrorism Communication and the Media
32
3 A Communication Approach
60
4 Explaining Radicalisation
101
5 The Role of Narratives
125
6 The Al Qaeda Narrative as a Brand
144
7 The Way Forward
169
Notes
180
Bibliography
185
Index
209
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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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