Communicating terror: the rhetorical dimensions of terrorism

The struggle to define terrorism. Defining terrorism. Attempts to synthesize a consensus definition -- Terrorism as a communication process with rhetorical dimensions. Terrorism as communication process. Terrorism as rhetoric -- Labeling and defining terrorism as rhetoric. Definitions and labels. Re...

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Main Author: Tuman, Joseph S.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Thousand Oaks [u.a.] Sage 2003
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Summary:The struggle to define terrorism. Defining terrorism. Attempts to synthesize a consensus definition -- Terrorism as a communication process with rhetorical dimensions. Terrorism as communication process. Terrorism as rhetoric -- Labeling and defining terrorism as rhetoric. Definitions and labels. Reconsidering the definition of terrorism -- Symbols, symbolism, and terrorism. Symbols, symbolism, and violence/destruction. Symbolism in the implements and tools of terrorism. Symbolism in the target of terrorism -- Public oratory about terrorism. A method of rhetoric for public oratory. Case studies -- Mass-mediated images and construction of terrorism. Understanding mass media. Terrorism from above and mass media. Terrorism from below and mass media. Terrorism and paid media
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XVII, 157 S Ill 24 cm
ISBN:0761927654
0761927662