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Creating fear : news and the construction of crisis

Author: David L Altheide
Publisher: New York : Aldine de Gruyter, ©2002.
Series: Social problems and social issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The creative use of fear by news media and social control organizations has produced a "discourse of fear"--The awareness and expectation that danger and risk are lurking everywhere. Case studies illustrates how certain organizations and social institutions benefit from the exploitation of such fear construction. One social impact is a manipulated public empathy: We now have more "victims" than at any time in our  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David L Altheide
ISBN: 0202306593 9780202306599 0202306607 9780202306605
OCLC Number: 47863236
Description: xi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Give the devil his due: fear in its place --
Tracking discourse --
Problem frame and the production of fear --
Discourse of fear --
Journalistic interviewing --
Policing crime and fear in the news media --
Children and the discourse of fear --
Lens of fear.
Series Title: Social problems and social issues.
Responsibility: David L. Altheide.
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David Altheide maps how the nature of the use of the word "fear" has changed since the 1980s; how the topics associated with fear, the topics of media discourse, have also changed over the same  Read more...

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-A prolific media scholar, Altheide (Arizona State Univ.) combines sociology with media studies to address why and how (and the degree to which) news media are making people more fearful of their Read more...

 
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