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The Resource Terrorism and the politics of fear, David L. Altheide

Terrorism and the politics of fear, David L. Altheide

Label
Terrorism and the politics of fear
Title
Terrorism and the politics of fear
Statement of responsibility
David L. Altheide
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This thoughtful text demonstrates how the mass media constructs a politics of fear in the United States. Using a social interactionist perspective, the chapters examine such issues as the expansion of surveillance on the Internet, the construction of a terrorism-fighting hero to promote patriotism, the use of social media by terror groups, the fear of the other fostered by the refugee crisis and western radicalization, as well as the mass-mediated reaction to recent terrorist attacks. Also covered are the politics of fear involving disease (Ebola, Zika), social control efforts, and harsh attacks on American governmental officials for not keeping people safe from harm. All chapters in this new edition have been updated with descriptions and relevant analysis of significant events, including two Israeli-Hamas wars, terrorism attacks (e.g., Boston Marathon, Charlie Hebdo, San Bernadino, etc.), global reactions- often hostility- to refugees in the United States and especially Europe, the development of ISIS, surveillance (Wiki Leaks, Snowden, NSA), and the growing significance of social media. The text explains how the social construction of fear is used to steer public and foreign policy, arguing that security policies to protect the citizenry from violence have become control systems that most often curtail privacy and civil liberties. --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Altheide, David L
Dewey number
302.230973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.M3
LC item number
A47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Terrorism in mass media
  • Fear
  • Propaganda
  • Social control
Label
Terrorism and the politics of fear, David L. Altheide
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Revised edition of the author's Terrorism and the politics of fear, c2006
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The social reality of fear -- The mass media as a social institution -- Crime and terrorism -- Consuming terrorism -- Terrorism and the politics of fear -- Mediated interaction and the control narrative of the Internet -- Propaganda of fear, the Iraq war, and the Islamic State -- Constructing heroes : Pat Tillman and Chris Kyle -- Conclusion: beyond the politics of fear
Control code
ocn975998305
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781442274501
Lccn
2017008445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027313764
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442274518
  • (OCoLC)975998305
Label
Terrorism and the politics of fear, David L. Altheide
Publication
Note
  • Revised edition of the author's Terrorism and the politics of fear, c2006
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The social reality of fear -- The mass media as a social institution -- Crime and terrorism -- Consuming terrorism -- Terrorism and the politics of fear -- Mediated interaction and the control narrative of the Internet -- Propaganda of fear, the Iraq war, and the Islamic State -- Constructing heroes : Pat Tillman and Chris Kyle -- Conclusion: beyond the politics of fear
Control code
ocn975998305
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781442274501
Lccn
2017008445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027313764
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442274518
  • (OCoLC)975998305

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