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[ecrea] New book: The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts

Mon Aug 10 08:02:25 GMT 2015

*The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts*

Edited by Mikkel Fugl Eskjær, Stig Hjarvard and Mette Mortensen

Series: Global Crises and the Media - Volume 3

Peter Lang: New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main,
Oxford, Wien, 2015. VI, 221 pp., num. ill.

ISBN 978-1-4331-2809-7 hb.  (Hardcover) * ISBN 978-1-4331-2808-0 pb.

This book engages with the mediatized dynamics of political, military
and cultural conflicts. In today’s global and converging media
environment, the interrelationship between media and conflict has been
altered and intensified. No longer limited to the realms of journalism
and political communication, various forms of new media have allowed
other social actors to communicate and act through media networks. Thus,
the media not only play an important role by reporting conflicts; they
have also become co-constitutive of the ways conflicts develop and spread.

    The first part of the book, Transnational Networks, addresses the
opportunities and challenges posed by transnational media to actors
seeking to engage in and manage conflicts through new media platforms.
The second part, Mobilising the Personal: Crossing Public and Private
Boundaries, concerns the ways in which media framings of conflicts often
revolve around personal aspects of public figures. The third part,
Military, War, and Media, engages with a classic theme of media studies
– the power relationship between media, state, and military – but in
light of the mediatized condition of modern warfare, in which the media
have become an integrated part of military strategies.

    The book develops new theoretical arguments and a series of
empirical studies that are essential reading for students and scholars
interested in the complex roles of media in contemporary conflicts.

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More information about the research program:


Stig Hjarvard/Mette Mortensen/Mikkel Fugl Eskjær: Three Dynamics of
Mediatized Conflicts

Alison Anderson: The Mediatization of Environmental Conflict in the
«Network Society»

Asimina Michailidou/Hans-Jörg Trenz: Mediatized Transnational Conflicts:
Online Media and the Politicisation of the European Union in Times of

Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz/Andreas Hepp/Rebecca Venema: Communicative
Figurations of Financial Blogging: Deliberative and Moralising Modes of
Crisis Communication During the Eurocrisis

Ester Pollack: Personalised Scandalisation: Sensationalising Trivial

Johanna Sumiala: Ritual Performance in Mediatized Conflict: The Death of
a Princess and a Prime Minister

Tine Ustad Figenschou/Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud/Anna Grøndahl Larsen:
Mediatized Asylum Conflicts: Human-Interest Framing and Common-Sense
Public Morality

Stig A. Nohrstedt/Rune Ottosen: Mediatization and Globalisation: New
Challenges for War Journalism

Sarah Maltby: Imagining Influence: Logic(al) Tensions in War and Defence –

Lilie Chouliaraki: Mediatized Death in Post-Arab Spring Conflicts

Mette Mortensen/Mikkel Fugl Eskjær/Stig Hjarvard: The Mediatization of
Conflicts: Prospects and Challenges


«This exciting new volume shows how conflicts of all types are today
mediatized – narrated, constructed, and modified through the media. The
chapters enrich and develop our understanding of conflict, going beyond
conventional definitions that focus on armed or violent struggles to
offer a wealth of cases, ranging from environmental campaigns to
political scandals, debates over immigration and the Eurocrisis. It is
an indispensible resource for anybody wishing to understand the dynamic
and rapidly changing nature of conflict in an age of mediatization.»

Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University

«This book is an important addition to mediatization research. It offers
a new analytical lens on media in conflicts. The book covers an
impressive range of contemporary tensions and conflicts - which
scholars, students, and citizens in general have to relate to.»

Professor Knut Lundby, Oslo University

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