Creating Fear
News and the Construction of Crisis

 

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Creating Fear
News and the Construction of Crisis

by David L. Altheide (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780202306605

 

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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 period; and how certain news sources prevail over others.



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.


 

ISBN 202306607
ISBN13 9780202306605
Publisher AldineTransaction
Format Paperback
Publication date 31/05/2002
Pages xi,223
Weight (grammes) 327
Published in United States
Height (mm) 230
Width (mm) 150