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Comment: Condition: Very Good Condition. Edition: First Edition. Binding: Softcover. Full Title: Civil Society and Media in Global Crises. Representing Distant Violence. Author: Martin Shaw. Publisher: Pinter / Cassell, London, 1996. Size: 8vo - over 7.75 - 9.75" tall. viii + 212pp. Occasional pencil markings. Binding firm, spine slightly cocked and creased. Edges slightly marked. Covers slightly creased. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Military & Warfare; Iraq & United States; 1990s; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 1855672243 BZDB243 Inventory No: 25658.
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Civil Society and Media in Global Crises: Representing Distant Violence Paperback – 1 Apr 1996

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Pinter Publishers Ltd; First Edition edition (1 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855672243
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855672246
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,678,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A cross-disciplinary account of how people in Western societies respond to the distant violence of the new world disorder, and the role of media coverage of war in forming people's responses. The author stresses the critical role of the media, in particular the roles of television and newspapers. He presents a set of arguments which challenge academic orthodoxies, arguing that the media are of growing importance because of the decline of other institutions in civil society, and the inability of parties, churches and even social movements to represent the victims of complex international crises. The book concentrates in particular on a multi-dimensional study of responses in one Western society, Britain, to the Gulf War of 1991 and its aftermath. It also argues that the civil wars in Iraq - the revolts of the Shias and Kurds against Saddam Hussein - were as important as the Gulf War itself.

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