Have the media contributed to exacerbating the political, cultural and religious divides within Western societies and the world at large? How can media be deployed to enrich, not inhibit, dialogue? To what extent has the media, in all its forms, questioned, celebrated or simply accepted the unleashing of a ‘war on terror’? Media and Terrorism brings together leading scholars to explore how the world's media have influenced, and in turn, been influenced by terrorism and the war on terror in the aftermath of 9/11. Accessible and user-friendly with lively and current case studies, it is a perfect student text and is an essential handbook on the dynamics of war and the media in a global context.

Terrorism on the Home Front
Terrorism on the home front

More often than not, the study of terrorism – its politics, sociology or mediation – has been conducted within a rather narrow Anglo-American ambit. The US-defined and disseminated discourse on terrorism has had a global impact: this dominant narrative has tended to neglect terrorism-related activities in other parts of the globe. In fact, terrorism has had its most violent manifestations in the world outside the radar of the US–UK ‘news duopoly’. Contributors to this part of the book aim to broaden the remit of such discussion and to consider the various ways in which the relationship between media and terrorism is played out in specific non-Anglo-American contexts: in South Asia, the Arab world, France, Russia and ...

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