War, Culture and Geopolitics
By (author) Francois Debrix
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Tabloid Terror by Francois Debrix
Book DescriptionThis book analyzes the methods, effects, and mechanisms by which international relations reach the US citizen. Deftly dissecting the interrelationships of national identity formation, corporate 'news and opinion' dissemination, and the quasi-academic apparatus of war justification - focusing on the Bush administration's exploitation of the fear and insecurity caused by 9/11 and how this has manifested itself in the US media (especially the tabloid populist media). Debrix explains how all serve to defend and produce state power and develops a model of tabloidized international relations, where responses are both organized by, and supportive of, a strong centralized US government. The field of International Relations sorely needs such analytics, in so far as it explains how people in their everyday lives relate to transnational issues. Tabloid Terror critically covers a wide variety of US popular culture from the Internet to Fox News; analyzes diverse authors as Julia Kristeva, J.G. Ballard and Robert Kaplan and takes into account renowned international relations interlocutors as Don Imus, Bill O'Reilly, and Tommy Franks.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415772907
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francois Debrix
Beyond Biopolitics, Paperback (July 2012)
This volume seeks to explore the relationship between violence (its quantity, its varied forms, and its daunting consequences) in the post-9/11-War on Terror era and the contemporary status of critical political theorizing.
Tabloid Terror, Paperback (August 2007)
Aims to develop a model of tabloidized international relations, where responses are organized by and supportive of a strong centralized US government. This book focuses on the exploitation of insecurities caused by 9/11 manifested in the US tabloid media.
Language, Agency, and Politics in a Constructed World, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Francois Debrix
The contributors to this volume examine the critical linguistic/discursive techniques of postmodernists and constructivists, and apply them to international relations.
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Author Biography - Francois Debrix
Francois Debrix is Associate Professor of International Relations at Florida International University in Miami, USA.
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