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Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action

1st Edition

Edited by Robin Andersen, Purnaka L. de Silva

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572 pages

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In this moment of unprecedented humanitarian crises, the representations of global disasters are increasingly common media themes around the world. The Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action explores the interconnections between media, old and new, and the humanitarian challenges that have come to define the twenty-first century. Contributors, including media professionals and experts in humanitarian affairs, grapple with what kinds of media language, discourse, terms, and campaigns can offer enough context and background knowledge to nurture informed global citizens. Case studies of media practices, content analysis and evaluation of media coverage, and representations of humanitarian emergencies and affairs offer further insight into the ways in which strategic communications are designed and implemented in field of humanitarian action.

About the Series

Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions offer thorough, high-quality surveys and assessments of the major topics in the fields of media and cultural studies. All entries in each companion are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible, and cutting-edge, these companions are the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students, and researchers alike.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL035010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
POL065000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Media & Internet
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies