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Empathy in the Global World: An Intercultural Perspective is ideal for a wide range of courses, including Conflict/Negotiation/Mediation, Intercultural Communication, and Interpersonal Communication.
Chapter 5: Crafting Images: Media and Empathy
Crafting Images: Media and Empathy
Framing: Imaging the Cultural other
When author and activist Randall Robinson (2007), in his book, An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President, describes the way that the Central African Republic is portrayed in the media, he identifies a strong connection between how we imagine the cultural “other” and the production of empathy. Robinson writes,
Almost never were there accounts of Africans doing the kinds of constructive but mundane life-building things—couples holding hands, children playing happily, students talking at school, parents coming home, preparing dinner—that people do all over the world, day in and day out. (p. 231)
Before arriving in the Central African Republic to rescue Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a former president of Haiti, who ...