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Description - The Media of Conflict by Tim Allen

International media coverage of contemporary wars, it has been argued, often encourages serious misunderstandings of complex situations. The shortage of information and the reporting only of those events easily understood by Western audiences compounds misconceptions. The contributors to this book are concerned to get behind ethnic categorizations and examine how they have been constructed. The text begins from the perspective that ethnicity is essentially a negotiated and relational phenomenon, not something static, primordial or "natural", and that understanding must be embedded in political economy. The first section provides an introductory framework to war and the media, while the second part explores media representations of war in Greece, Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Kenya.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856495707
ISBN-10: 1856495701
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tim Allen

Tim Allen is a reader at the London School of Economics and director of the post-graduate programme in Development Studies.

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