Crisis and the Media

Narratives of crisis across cultural settings and media genres

| Hellenic Army Academy
ISBN 9789027200341 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264428 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
How is ‘crisis’, one of the most resonating words in the modern world, related to the mass media? Is crisis independent of the discourse practices of media text and talk? This book is a collection of studies that brings together current research into the ways in which crisis is constructed and communicated in contemporary media discourse. Studies in this book advance our understanding of crises as social events that are discursively constructed, performed, responded to, but also ‘rehearsed’ as a form of social practice. Relying on the application of techniques of discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis (CDA), including visual analysis, the book provides a wealth of empirical evidence on how crisis is mediated across a range of written, oral and visual media. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of media, who combine an interest in discourse analysis with disciplines as diverse as media and cultural studies, political communication, and sociology.
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Table of Contents
Crisis or the media? Some preliminary reflections
Marianna Patrona
Part I. Crisis? What crisis? Theoretical perspectives
Chapter 1. Rehearsing the crisis
Stephen Coleman
Chapter 2. Reconceptualizing crisis: ‘Doing crisis’ as a (recontextualized) social practice
Antoon De Rycker
Part II. Constructions of crisis and responsibility in the print and broadcast media
Chapter 3. Expressions of blame for the Global Financial Crisis in US, UK and Australian opinion texts
Jennifer Cope
Chapter 4. ‘We – will – go – bank – rupt’: Interactionally constructing the Greek debt crisis on the news
Marianna Patrona
Chapter 5. “All good people have debts” Framing the Greek crisis in television fiction
Georgia Aitaki
Chapter 6. The image of the empty hands: Politics and journalism in neoliberal times
Diana Jacobsson
Chapter 7. The visual construction of political crises: A news values approach
Nuria Lorenzo-Dus and Philippa Smith
Chapter 8. Impending crisis in Scotland: Political discourse in interesting times
Michael Higgins
Part III. Crisis constructions in the on-line and social media
Chapter 9. Civic voice in multimodal news narratives
Yrjö Tuunanen and Heidi Hirsto
Chapter 10. Gender in “crisis”, everyday sexism and the Twittersphere
Angela Smith
Epilogue: Redefining crisis reporting
Stuart Allan
“We live in a crisis-ridden age, where the crises are complex, carrying real and profound consequences. Our ways of understanding them, however, are defined by discourse – especially the discourses of journalism and the media. This book provides an indispensable guide to the ways in which media discourse is mobilised to make sense of the severe dislocations of our time – whether they be social, political or economic. It is full of timely case studies, illuminated by a rich range of analytic methods; an interdisciplinary triumph.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017055189 | Marc record