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Global Representations of Terrorism
Global representations of terrorism

Apart from dominating international news for a decade, the ‘war on terror’ has also been variously represented in the world of entertainment. The formidable corporate and technological power of US cultural industries can ensure that American versions of terrorism and how to deal with it have been circulating across global digital superhighways, being avidly consumed in multiplexes as well as via multimedia and mobile platforms. Arguably, an entertainment-driven media have a much greater global currency than news and current affairs, given that the audiences for the latter are minuscule in comparison to the $50 billion electronic gaming industry and the omnipresent Hollywood whose hegemony continues to shape popular culture across the world – in its original, cannibalized or ...

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