Communicating terror : the rhetorical dimensions of terrorism / Joseph S. Tuman

Author(s): Tuman, Joseph S
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Subjects: Terrorism
Terrorism and mass media
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, c2003
LC Classification: H, HV
Table of Contents: Preface
Introduction
1. The Struggle to Define Terrorism 1
2. Terrorism as a Communication Process With Rhetorical Dimensions 17
3. Labeling and Defining Terrorism as Rhetoric 31
4. Symbols, Symbolism, and Terrorism 47
5. Public Oratory About Terrorism 69
6. Mass-Mediated Images and Construction of Terrorism 115
Index 149
About the Author 157
Notes: LCCN: 2003004914
ISBN: 0761927654 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0761927662 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: The struggle to define terrorism. Defining terrorism. Attempts to synthesize a consensus definition -- Terrorism as a communication process with rhetorical dimensions. Terrorism as communication process. Terrorism as rhetoric -- Labeling and defining terrorism as rhetoric. Definitions and labels. Reconsidering the definition of terrorism -- Symbols, symbolism, and terrorism. Symbols, symbolism, and violence/destruction. Symbolism in the implements and tools of terrorism. Symbolism in the target of terrorism -- Public oratory about terrorism. A method of rhetoric for public oratory. Case studies -- Mass-mediated images and construction of terrorism. Understanding mass media. Terrorism from above and mass media. Terrorism from below and mass media. Terrorism and paid media
Physical Description: xvii, 157 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 51818769
ISBN/ISSN: 0761927654
0761927662

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