Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781856495707 Published March 1999 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $85.95 ISBN: 9781856495691 Published March 1999 For sale in North and South America only

The Media of Conflict

War Reporting and Representations of Ethnic Violence

Tim Allen and Jean Seaton

The Media of Conflict

Tim Allen and Jean Seaton

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320 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781856495707 Published March 1999 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $85.95 ISBN: 9781856495691 Published March 1999 For sale in North and South America only
This book demonstrates how international media coverage of contemporary wars often encourages serious misunderstandings of complex situations. The shortage of information and the reporting only of those events easily understood by western audiences compounds misconceptions. The contributors are concerned with getting behind ethnic categorizations and examining how they have been constructed from the perspective that ethnicity is essentially a negotiated and relational phenomenon, not something static, primordial or 'natural.'
Contents
About the Contributors

Introduction
Tim Allen and Jean Seaton

Part One: War, Ethnicity, Media

1. Perceiving Contemporary Wars
Tim Allen

2. The New ‘Ethnic’ Wars and the Media
Jean Seaton

3. Ethnic Pervasion
Richard Fardon

4. ‘Who’s it Between?’ ‘Ethnic War’ and Rational Violence
David Keen

5. A Duty of Care? Three Granada Television Films Concerned with War
Peter Loizos

Part Two: Case Studies

6. Manipulation and Limits: Media Coverage of the Gulf War, 1990-91
Fred Halliday

7. Ethnicity and Reports of the 1992-95 Bosnian Conflict
Marcus Banks and Monica Wolfe Murray

8. Culture, Media and the Politics of Disintegration and Ethnic Division in Former Yugoslavia
Spyros A. Sofos

9. Nationalism, Ethnic Antagonism and Mass Communications in Greece
Roza Tsagarousianou

10. Deconstructing Media Mythologies of Ethnic War in Liberia
Philippa Atkinson

11. ‘The War in the North’: Ethnicity in Ugandan Press Explanations of Conflict, 1996-97
Mark Leopold

12. Representing Violence in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe: Press and Internet Debates
Jocelyn Alexander and JoAnn McGregor

13. Media Ethnicization and the International Response to War and Genocide in Rwanda
Mel McNulty

14. Misrepresenting Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa? Constraints and Dilemmas of Current Reporting
David Styan

Index
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