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The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts


Edited By Mikkel Fugl Eskjær, Stig Hjarvard and Mette Mortensen

This book engages with the mediatized dynamics of political, military and cultural conflicts. In today’s global and converging media environment, the interrelationship between media and conflict has been altered and intensified. No longer limited to the realms of journalism and political communication, various forms of new media have allowed other social actors to communicate and act through media networks. Thus, the media not only play an important role by reporting conflicts; they have also become co-constitutive of the ways conflicts develop and spread.
The first part of the book, Transnational Networks, addresses the opportunities and challenges posed by transnational media to actors seeking to engage in and manage conflicts through new media platforms. The second part, Mobilising the Personal: Crossing Public and Private Boundaries, concerns the ways in which media framings of conflicts often revolve around personal aspects of public figures. The third part, Military, War, and Media, engages with a classic theme of media studies – the power relationship between media, state, and military – but in light of the mediatized condition of modern warfare, in which the media have become an integrated part of military strategies.
The book develops new theoretical arguments and a series of empirical studies that are essential reading for students and scholars interested in the complex roles of media in contemporary conflicts.
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The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts – Peter Lang

Alison Anderson is Professor in the School of Government and Director of the Centre for Culture, Community and Society, Plymouth University, UK, and adjunct professor in the School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia. She is author of numerous publications on media, politics and risk including Media, Culture and the Environment (Routledge, 1997) and Nanotechnology, Risk and Communication (Palgrave, 2009). Her latest book is Media, Environment and the Network Society (Palgrave, 2014).

Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz is Professor of communication and media studies with an emphasis on media change at the ZeMKI, Center for Communication, Media and Information Research, University of Bremen. At the ZeMKI, she is leading the project on “The communicative figuration of Business Ethics in Times of Crisis” in the research network “Communicative Figurations”. She has also worked as an Associate Professor of Theory and Sociology of Public Communication and Media Ethics at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig. Her latest monograph (habilitation thesis) is on the development of French Communication Studies in the 20th century (Avinus, 2010).

Lilie Chouliaraki is Professor of Media and Communications at the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Adjunct ← 213 | 214 → Professor at the Copenhagen Business School. She has published extensively on mediation and ethics, with particular focus on the moral and political implications of distant suffering...

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