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The Resource Creating fear : news and the construction of crisis, David L. Altheide

Creating fear : news and the construction of crisis, David L. Altheide

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Creating fear : news and the construction of crisis
Title
Creating fear
Title remainder
news and the construction of crisis
Statement of responsibility
David L. Altheide
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 prior history. Another, more troubling result is the role we have ceded to law enforcement and punishment: we turn ever more readily to the state and formal control to protect us from what we fear. This book attempts through the marshalling of significant data to interrupt that vicious cycle of fear discourse. David Altheide employs a method, which he calls "tracking discourse", to map how the nature and the extent 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 period (for example, the emphasis "moves" over time across AIDS, crime, immigrants, race, sexuality, schools, and children); and how certain news sources prevail over others, thus protectively insulating themselves from criticism of the premises of their discourse frames
Cataloging source
DLC
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Altheide, David L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social problems and social issues
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  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Fear
  • Mass media
  • Public opinion
Label
Creating fear : news and the construction of crisis, David L. Altheide
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-209) and index
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
Control code
ocm47863236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 223 p.
Isbn
9780202306599
Lccn
2001045913
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Creating fear : news and the construction of crisis, David L. Altheide
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-209) and index
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
Control code
ocm47863236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 223 p.
Isbn
9780202306599
Lccn
2001045913
Other physical details
ill.

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