Mapping the notion of "terrorism" in Serbian and Croation newspapers

Erjavec, K. and Volcic, Z. (2006) Mapping the notion of "terrorism" in Serbian and Croation newspapers. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 30 4: 298-318. doi:10.1177/0196859906290429


Author Erjavec, K.
Volcic, Z.
Title Mapping the notion of "terrorism" in Serbian and Croation newspapers
Journal name Journal of Communication Inquiry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0196-8599
Publication date 2006-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0196859906290429
Volume 30
Issue 4
Start page 298
End page 318
Total pages 21
Editor M. Youssef
Place of publication London
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
400101 Journalism
751004 The media
Abstract The September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States have reconfigured the global public debates as of how to defend a "civilized" world from the "Islamic terrorism." The U.S.-led war on terror against extremist groups also produced and triggered a particular discourse in the former Yugoslav countries. The main aim of this article is to present an example of a study that explores how media appropriate dominant global antiterrorism discourse and apply it to a local context to legitimize and justify specific ideologies and discourse. As our critical discourse analysis shows, Serbian and Croatian newspapers apply the global discourse of terrorism to their local context to excuse their nationalisms and the past military actions against the Muslims in former Yugoslav wars, and with that, they assert their belonging to an antiterrorism global discursive community. © 2006 Sage Publications.
Keyword War on terrorism
September 11
Media
Croatia
Islam
Q-Index Code C1

 
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