ISBN-10:
0813316103
ISBN-13:
9780813316109
Pub. Date:
10/05/1992
Publisher:
Westview Press
Triumph Of The Image: The Media's War In The Persian Gulf, A Global Perspective / Edition 1

Triumph Of The Image: The Media's War In The Persian Gulf, A Global Perspective / Edition 1

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Overview


The triumph of image over reality and reason is the theme of this book. New communication technologies have made possible the transportation of images and words in real time to hundreds of millions of people around the world. We thought we witnessed the Gulf War as we sat, mesmerized by the imagery. But the studies from the many countries assembled for this book suggest that it was not the war in the Persian Gulf that we witnessed but rather imagery orchestrated to convey a sense of triumph and thus to achieve results that reality and reason could never have achieved.The book offers contributions from thirty-four authors in eighteen countries, including short samplings from the media of several regions. The authors explore the social, economic, and political context of media coverage in their countries, the domination of one image in most of them, and the struggle for alternative perspectives. The authors probe the dynamics of image-making and pose some challenges for the future as well as provide us with a unique glimpse of how the world outside of the United States (as well as many Americans) viewed the war in the Persian Gulf and how the dynamics of image-making and information control operate.Triumph of the Image will be useful to scholars and students in communications and mass media, international relations, political science, cultural studies, propaganda, censorship, and contemporary history as well as to the general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813316109
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 10/05/1992
Series: Critical Studies in Communication and in the Cultural Industries Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 287
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)

About the Author


George Gerbner is professor emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Hamid Mowlana is professor of communication at American University and president of the International Association of Media Research. Herbert I. Schiller is professor emeritus of communication at the University of California at San Diego. George Gerbner is professor emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Hamid Mowlana is professor of communication at American University and president of the International Association of Media Research. Herbert I. Schiller is professor emeritus of communication at the University of California at San Diego. George Gerbner is professor emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Hamid Mowlana is professor of communication at American University and president of the International Association of Media Research. Herbert I. Schiller is professor emeritus of communication at the University of California at San Diego.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Image and reality: a third world war - a political economy of the Persian Gulf War and the new world order, Andre Gunder Frank; manipulating hearts and minds, H.I. Schiller; roots of war - the long road of intervention, H. Mowlana; the media and the war - what war?, Naom Chomsky. Part 2 Many nations, one image: the new world odour - the Indian experience, P. Sainath; the state, the Malaysian press, and the war in West Asia, Zaharom Nainn; Japanese position in the war and regional issues, Masanori Naito; Japanese media and the war (interview), Tetsuo Kogawa; the war close to home - the Turkish media, Haluk Sahin; the Iranian press and the Persian Gulf War - the impact of western news agencies, Kazem Motamed Nejad, et al; western media - guilty until proved innocent Khawia Mattar; war reporting - collateral damage in the European theatre, Farrel Corcoran; ruling by pooling, Stig A. Nohrstedt; innovations of moral policy, Heikki Luostarinen; truth - the first victim of war?, Rune Ottoslen; public opinion and media war coverage in Britain, Professor Martin Shaw and Roy Carr-Hill; a Soviet snapshot, Eugeni Mikitenko; coverage of the war by the Spanish and Catalonian media, Hector Borrat; the war as Telenovela, Omar Souki Oliveira; a sampling of editorial responses from the Middle East press on the Persian Gulf crisis, H. Mowlana, et al. Part 3 Coming back to reality: twisting the UN charter to US ends, Richard A. Falk; CNN - elites talking to elites, Richard C. Vincent; exterminating angels - morality, violence and technology in the Gulf War, Asu Aksoy and Kevin Robins; back to the future, Kamel S. Abu Jaber; more viewing, less knowledge, Michael Morgan, et al; joysticks, manhood and George Bush's horse, Rami G. Khouri; clusters of reality bombed into bold relief, Erskine B. Childers; dangers of the cultural invasion?, Mostafa Mahmoud; Persian Gulf War - the movie, George Gerbner.

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