THE GLOBAL GRAPEVINE WHY RUMORS OF TERRORISM IMMIGRATION AND TRADE MATTER

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The Global Grapevine

Author : Gary Alan Fine
ISBN : 0199750459
Genre : Social Science
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Far from mere idle tales, rumors are a valuable window into our anxieties and fears. Rumors let us talk as a community about some very inflammatory issues--issues that may be embarrassing or disturbing to discuss-allowing us to act as if we are talking about real events, not personal beliefs. We can air our hidden fears and desires without claiming these attitudes as our own. In The Global Grapevine, two leading authorities on rumor, folklore, and urban legend--Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis--shed light on what contemporary rumors can tell us about the fears and pressures of globalization. In particular, they examine four major themes that emerge over and over again: rumors about terrorism, about immigration, about international trade, and about tourism. The authors analyze how various rumors underscore American reactions to perceived global threats, show how we interpret our changing world, and highlight fears, fantasies, and cherished beliefs about our place in the world. Along the way the book examines a wide variety of rumors-that the Israelis were behind 9-11, the President knew of the attack in advance, tourists wake up in foreign countries with their kidneys stolen, foreign workers urinate in vats of beer destined to be shipped to America. These rumors, the authors argue, reflect our anxieties and fears about contact with foreign cultures-whether we believe foreign competition to be poisoning the domestic economy or that foreign immigration to be eroding American values. Rumors are the visible tip of a vast iceberg of hidden anxieties. Illuminating the most widely circulated rumors in America in recent years, The Global Grapevine offers an invaluable portrait of what these tales reveal about contemporary society.
Category: Social Science

Terrorism And Communication

Author : Jonathan Matusitz
ISBN : 9781452289557
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Based on the premise that terrorism is essentially a message, Terrorism and Communication: A Critical Introduction examines terrorism from a communication perspective—making it the first text to offer a complete picture of the role of communication in terrorist activity. Through the extensive examination of state-of-the-art research on terrorism as well as recent case studies and speech excerpts, communication and terrorism scholar Jonathan Matusitz explores the ways that terrorists communicate messages through actions and discourse. Using a multifaceted approach, he draws valuable insights from relevant disciplines, including mass communication, political communication, and visual communication, as he illustrates the key role that media outlets play in communicating terrorists' objectives and examines the role of global communication channels in both spreading and combating terrorism. This is an essential introduction to understanding what terrorism is, how it functions primarily through communication, how we talk about it, and how we prevent it.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rumor And Communication In Asia In The Internet Age

Author : Greg Dalziel
ISBN : 9781135044411
Genre : Social Science
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New communication technology has transformed the way in which news about key events is communicated. For example, in the immediate aftermath of catastrophic events such as the Mumbai attacks or the Japanese tsunami, partial accounts, accurate and inaccurate facts, rumour and speculation are now very rapidly disseminated across the globe, often ahead of official announcements and formal news reporting. Often in such situations rumours take hold, and continue to characterise events even after a more complete, more accurate picture eventually emerges. This book explores how such rumours are created, disseminated and absorbed in the age of the internet and mobile communications. It includes a wide range of examples and, besides considering the overall processes involved, engages with scholarly debates in the field of media and communication studies.
Category: Social Science

Narrative Landmines

Author : Daniel Bernardi
ISBN : MINN:31951D032298828
Genre : Political Science
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Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies. Beyond face-to-face communication, this book also addresses the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. Its concern is to foster a more sophisticated understanding of how oral and digital cultures work alongside economic, diplomatic, and cultural factors that influence the struggles between states and non-state actors in the proverbial battle of hearts and minds. By providing fresh data from Singapore, Iraq, and Indonesia, the authors make a compelling argument for understanding rumors in these contexts as “narrative IEDs”, weapons that can aid the extremist cause.
Category: Political Science

Die Magischen Kan Le

Author : Marshall McLuhan
ISBN : 3430164044
Genre : Communication
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Museum und Medien - Museumskommunikation - Kommunikationstheorie - Medientheorie - Museum und Öffentlichkeit.
Category: Communication

33 K Nstler In 3 Akten

Author : Sarah Thornton
ISBN : 9783104033198
Genre : Art
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WAS IST EIN KÜNSTLER? – Ein einzigartiger Blick hinter die Kulissen der Kunstwelt Was bedeutet es heute ein Künstler zu sein? Ist man mehr Unternehmer oder Unterhalter? Und wie bleibt man authentisch? Die Kunstexpertin und Soziologin Sarah Thornton nimmt uns mit zu den Superstars der internationalen Kunstszene – wie z.B. Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic – sowie zu den »rising stars«. In drei Akten – Politik, Verwandtschaft und Handwerk – begibt sie sich in die Welt von 33 Künstlern: sie blickt nicht nur in deren Ateliers, sondern auch in Wohnzimmer und auf Bankkonten. Sie führt Hunderte von Gesprächen, ist dabei, wenn Ideen entstehen und große Werke Gestalt annehmen. Mit scharfem Blick analysiert sie die vielfältigen Antworten auf die Frage: Was ist ein Künstler? Mit Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, Gabriel Orozco, Eugenio Dittborn, Lu Qing, Zeng Fanzhi, Wangechi Mutu, Kutlug Ataman, Tammy Rae Carland, Larry Gagosian, Martha Rosler, Elmgreen and Dragset, Maurizio Cattelan, Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, Francis Alÿs, Cindy Sherman, Jennifer Dalton, William Powhida, Francesco Bonami, Massimiliano Gioni, Rashid Johnson, Damien Hirst, Andrea Fraser, Christian Marclay, Marina Abramovic, Grayson Perry, Yayoi Kusama, Cady Noland, Beatriz Milhazes und Isaac Julien.
Category: Art

Gesandt Zu Heilen

Author : Christoffer H. Grundmann
ISBN : 3579002465
Genre : Medicine
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Category: Medicine

Das Jahrhundert Meines Vaters

Author : Geert Mak
ISBN : 9783641171957
Genre : History
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Eine mitreißend lebendige Familiengeschichte um einfache Leute vor dem Hintergrund der großen historischen Ereignisse Am Mikrokosmos seiner Familie schildert Geert Mak das 20. Jahrhundert in den Niederlanden: das Landleben um 1900, den Ersten Weltkrieg, die Not und Entbehrungen, die Zwischenkriegszeit, die Zerstörung Rotterdams, die deutsche Besetzung 1940, und schließlich den Aufstieg des Landes zwischen Meer und Marsch zu einem Musterland Europas.
Category: History

Das Konspirologische Denken

Author : Kim Meyer
ISBN : 3958321399
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Konspirologisches Denken' handelt von Verschwörungstheorien. Es geht um Erzählungen, die die Diskrepanz zwischen Schein und Realität, zwischen Oberfläche und Wahrheit thematisieren. Bislang existieren zu diesem Thema mehrheitlich nur populärwissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen, die es weder vorurteilsfrei angehen noch in ihrer ganzen kulturellen Komplexität erfassen. Eine wissenschaftlichen Kriterien genügende Auseinandersetzung vorzulegen, ist daher Ziel der vorliegenden Studie.
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