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The tabloid terrorist : the predicative construction of new terrorism in the media

Author: Alexander Spencer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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This book introduces a constructivist approach to the study of terrorism and shows how language in the media affects our perceptions of 'terrorists' and how particular constructions of 'terrorist' automatically make certain counter-terrorism policies possible, logical and seemingly appropriate.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spencer, Alexander, 1980-
Tabloid terrorist.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2010010842
(OCoLC)588998955
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Spencer
ISBN: 9780230281301 0230281303
OCLC Number: 682614306
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction The 'Terrorist': Words, Labels and Definitions; 1 The 'New Terrorism' Discourse; 2 'New Counter-Terrorism' Possibilities; 3 Materialist Terrorism Studies: Researching the Unresearchable?; 4 Constructivist Terrorism Research: The Role of Discourse and Predication; 5 The Tabloid Terrorist in the Bild and The Sun; 6 Metaphors, Predicates and Policy Implications; Conclusion: The Tabloid Terrorist and Future Research; Notes; References; Index.
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