The Spiral of ‘Anti-Other Rhetoric’
Discourses of identity and the international media echo
Élisabeth Le | University of Alberta
How do media inform our representations of the Other and how does this influence intercultural / international relations? While officially dialogues between different national societies are conducted by diplomats in bilateral and multilateral settings, in practice journalists also participate every day in such dialogues through the phenomenon of the “international media echo” in which they report on each others’ societies. Until now, media have only been investigated for their potential role in the foreign policy of specific states. In a case study involving media in three national cultures and languages (French, American and Russian), this book presents an interdisciplinary framework that combines quantitative and qualitative analyses for the study of the international media echo in an intercultural / international relations perspective. In particular, the fundamental functioning of “spirals of anti-Other rhetoric”, i.e. media wars, is examined in a Critical Discourse Analysis approach completed with Social Identity Theory and International Relations theories.
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, 22] 2006. xii, 280 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Foreword | pp. xi–xii
Chapter 1. Media, international relations, collective memories, and critical discourse analysis | pp. 1–16
Chapter 2. National and international contexts for the international media echo | pp. 17–52
Chapter 3. Russia in Le Monde and The New York Times | pp. 53–105
Chapter 4. Le Monde’s and The New York Times’ editorials in their national societies | pp. 107–128
Chapter 5. Russian reactions to the West | pp. 129–160
Chapter 6. Crossing cultural and disciplinary boundaries | pp. 161–181
Appendices | pp. 183–243
Notes | pp. 245–267
Index | pp. 279–280
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Main BIC Subject
GTC: Communication studies
Main BISAC Subject
LAN004000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies