1st Edition

War and Conflict Communication

Edited By

Philip Seib

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ISBN 9780415554589
Published May 10, 2010 by Routledge
896 Pages


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Book Description

The close and complex relationship between conflict and communication has been vividly illustrated in work spanning the writings of Homer and Thucydides to blogs bashed out on contemporary battlefields. And in recent decades there has been a huge growth in scholarly and popular interest in the subject. As serious research flourishes as never before, this new two-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series has been assembled by the field’s leading thinker to meet the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of cross-disciplinary literature.

Drawing on disparate, and sometimes less accessible, sources, the two volumes gather together canonical and the very best cutting-edge scholarship to cover a diverse range of key themes, including: the theory and reality of journalistic practice; the effects of conflict communication on the policy process; and the impact of technology on the very nature of war and conflict.

The collection also includes a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. War and Conflict Communication is an essential work of reference and will be welcomed as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.

Table of Contents

Volume I

Part 1: Theories and Principles

1. Rosemarie I. Dinklage and Robert C. Ziller, ‘Explicating Cognitive Conflict through Photo-Communication: The Meaning of War and Peace in Germany and the United States’, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1989, 33, 2, 309–17.

2. William A. Gamson and David Stuart, ‘Media Discourse as a Symbolic Contest: The Bomb in Political Cartoons’, Sociological Forum, 1992, 7, 1, 55–86.

3. P. A. Chilton, ‘The Role of Language in Human Conflict: Prolegomena to the Investigation of Language as a Factor in Conflict Causation and Resolution’, Current Issues in Language and Society, 1997, 4, 3, 174–89.

4. Richard Ned Lebow, ‘Thucydides the Constructivist’, American Political Science Review, 2001, 95, 3, 547–60.

5. R. M. Entman, ‘Cascading Activation: Contesting the White House’s Frame After 9/11’, Political Communication, 2003, 20, 4, 415–32.

6. Eytan Gilboa, ‘The CNN Effect: The Search for a Communication Theory of International Relations’, Political Communication, 2005, 22, 27–44.

7. Vladimir Bratic, ‘Media Effects During Violent Conflict: Evaluating Media Contributions to Peace Building’, Conflict and Communication Online, 2006, 5, 1, 1–11.

8. Joseph S. Nye, Jr, ‘Public Diplomacy and Soft Power’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2008, 616, 94–109.

Part 2: Influencing Public Opinion

9. O. W. Riegel, ‘Propaganda and the Press’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1935, 179, 201–10.

10. Philip E. Jacob, ‘Influences of World Events on U.S. "Neutrality" Opinion’, Public Opinion Quarterly, 1940, 4, 1, 48–65.

11. E. L. Bernays, ‘The Marketing of National Policies: A Study of War Propaganda’, Journal of Marketing, 1942, 6, 3, 236–44.

12. Jacques Ellul, ‘Information and Propaganda’, transl. E. P. Halperin, Diogenes, 1957, 5, 18, 61–77.

13. Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites, ‘Performing Civic Identity: The Iconic Photograph of the Flag Raising on Iwo Jima’, Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2002, 88, 4, 363–92.

14. P. M. Taylor, ‘Perception Management and the "War" Against Terrorism’, Journal of Information Warfare, 2002, 1, 3, 16–29.

15. W. Wanta, G. Golan, and C. Lee, ‘Agenda Setting and International News: Media Influence on Public Perceptions of Foreign Nations’, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 2004, 81, 2, 364–77.

16. Javier Jordán, Manuel Torres, and Nicola Horsburgh, ‘The Intelligence Services’ Struggle Against Al Qaeda Propaganda’, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 2004, 18, 1, 31–49.

Part 3: Effects on Policymaking

17. J. Mermin, ‘Television News and American Intervention in Somalia: The Myth of a Media-Driven Foreign Policy’, Political Science Quarterly, 1997, 112, 3, 385–403.

18. R. Paris, ‘Kosovo and the Metaphor War’, Political Science Quarterly, 2002, 117, 3, 423–50.

19. Yaron Katz, ‘Global Media Influence on the Operational Code of Israel’s Intelligence Services’, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 2006, 19, 2, 316–34.

20. R. Ivie and O. Giner, ‘Hunting the Devil: Democracy’s Rhetorical Impulse to War’, Presidential Studies Quarterly, 2007, 37, 4, 580–98.

21. Justin Lewis, ‘The Role of the Media in Boosting Military Spending’, Media, War & Conflict, 2008, 1, 1, 108–17.

Volume II

Part 4: Globalized Communication

22. Arie S. Soesilo and Philo C. Wasburn, ‘Constructing a Political Spectacle: American and Indonesian Media Accounts of the "Crisis in the Gulf"’, Sociological Quarterly, 1994, 35, 2, 367–81.

23. D. K. Thussu, ‘Managing the Media in an Era of Round-the-Clock News: Notes from India’s First Tele-War’, Journalism Studies, 2002, 3, 2, 203–12.

24. Erik C. Nisbet et al., ‘Public Diplomacy, Television News, and Muslim Opinion’, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 2004, 9, 2, 11–37.

25. G. Twumasi and D. Keighley, ‘Television and Conflict in Africa: A Role for the African Public Broadcasting Foundation’, Conflict, Security & Development, 2004, 4, 1, 109–16.

26. Mohamed Zayani and Muhammad I. Ayish, ‘Arab Satellite Television and Crisis Reporting: Covering the Fall of Baghdad’, International Communication Gazette, 2006, 68, 5/6, 473–97.

27. Crispin Maslog, Seow Ting Lee, and Kim Hun Shik, ‘Framing Analysis of a Conflict: How Newspapers in Five Asian Countries Covered the Iraq War’, Asian Journal of Communication, 2006, 16, 1, 19–39.

28. Dwayne Winseck, ‘Information Operations "Blowback": Communication, Propaganda and Surveillance in the Global War on Terrorism’, International Communication Gazette, 2008, 70, 6, 419–41.

Part 5: Technology’s Impact

29. Harold N. Graves, Jr, ‘European Radio and the War’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1941, 213, 75–82.

30. Michael Mandelbaum, ‘Vietnam: The Television War’, Daedalus, 1982, 111, 4, 157–69.

31. Jamie Frederic Metzl, ‘Rwandan Genocide and the International Law of Radio Jamming’, American Journal of International Law, 1997, 91, 4, 628–51.

32. David Machin and Usama Suleiman, ‘Arab and American Computer War Games: The Influence of a Global Technology on Discourse’, Critical Discourse Studies, 2006, 3, 1, 1–22.

33. Daniela V. Dimitrova and Matt Neznanski, ‘Online Journalism and the War in Cyberspace: A Comparison Between U.S. and International Newspapers’, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2006, 12, 1, 248–63.

34. Christian Christensen, ‘Uploading Dissonance: YouTube and the U.S. Occupation of Iraq’, Media, War & Conflict, 2008, 1, 2, 155–75.

Part 6: The Journalism of Conflict

35. Paul W. White, ‘Covering a War for Radio’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1941, 213, 83–92.

36. J. McCartney, ‘Can the Media Cover Guerrilla Wars?’, Columbia Journalism Review, 1970, 9, 4, 33–7.

37. J. H. Altschull, ‘Khrushchev and the Berlin "Ultimatum": The Jackal Syndrome and the Cold War’, Journalism Quarterly, 1977, 54, 3, 545–51, 565.

38. Rune Ottosen, ‘Enemy Images and the Journalistic Process’, Journal of Peace Research, 1995, 32, 1, 97–112.

39. Jerry W. Knudson, ‘Veil of Silence: The Argentine Press and the Dirty War, 1976–1983’, Latin American Perspectives, 1997, 24, 6, 93–112.

40. J. Scrimger and T. Richards, ‘Public Relations Battles and Wars: Journalistic Cliches and the Potential for Conflict Resolution’, Public Relations Review, 2003, 29, 485–92.

41. Thomas Hanitzsch, ‘Journalists as Peacekeeping Force? Peace Journalism and Mass Communication Theory’, Journalism Studies, 2004, 5, 4, 483–95.

42. W. L. Bennett, R. G. Lawrence, and S. Livingston, ‘None Dare Call it Torture: Indexing and the Limits of Press Independence in the Abu Ghraib Scandal’, Journal of Communication, 2006, 56, 3, 467–85.

43. K. Mogensen, ‘Television Journalism During Terror Attacks’, Media, War & Conflict, 2008, 1, 1, 31–49.

44. H. Tumber, ‘Journalists, War Crimes, and International Justice’, Media, War & Conflict, 2008, 1, 3, 261–9.

45. Robert M. Entman, Steven Livingston, and Jennie Kim, ‘Doomed to Repeat: Iraq News 2002–2007’, American Behavioral Scientist, 2009, 52, 5, 689–708.

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