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[ecrea] CSMC issue on ISIS, media, networked publics, terrorism

Mon Jan 08 09:36:00 GMT 2018

We are pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of Critical Studies in Media Communication that was guest-edited by Mehdi Semati and Piotr Szpunar. The issue is titled, "ISIS beyond the spectacle: Communication media, networked publics, terrorism." The issue offers a wide range of theoretical engagements with various authors and topics (e.g., Thanatopolitics, Horrorism, Situationist theory, Baudrillard...) and should be of interest to scholars in communication studies, terrorism, media theories, IR, geopolitics, new media, global communication and rhetorical criticism. The link to the issue and the table of contents are pasted below.
The introduction to the issue is available freely for download:
ISIS beyond the spectacle: Communication media, networked publics, terrorism
Mehdi Semati (Northern Illinois University) & Piotr Szpunar (University at Albany)

Cold War redux and the news: Islamic State and the U.S. through each other’s eyes
Barbie Zelizer, (University of Pennsylvania)

The communication of horrorism: A typology of ISIS online death videos Lilie Chouliaraki & Angelos Kissas (London School of Economics & Political Science)

Fun against Fear in the caliphate: Islamic State’s spectacle and counter-spectacle
Marwan. M. Kraidy (University of Pennsylvania)
One apostate run over, hundreds repented: Excess, unthinkability, and infographics of the war with ISIS
Rebecca A. Adelman (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

The viral mediation of terror: ISIS, image, implosion
Ryan Artrip & Francois Debrix (Virginia Tech)

Deflating the Iconoclash: Shifting the focus from Islamic State’s iconoclasm to its realpolitik
Ben O’Loughlin, (University of London)

Apocalypse, later: A longitudinal study of the Islamic State brand
Charlie Winter (International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence)
Arguing with ISIS: Web 2.0, open source Journalism, and narrative disruption
Matt Sienkiewicz (Boston College)

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