Book War and the media : essays on news reporting, propaganda and popular culture / edited by Paul M. Haridakis, Barbara S. Hugenberg and Stanley T. Wearden.
Associated Name: Haridakis, Paul M., 1957-
Associated Name: Hugenberg, Barbara S., 1954-
Associated Name: Wearden, Stanley T.
Publication year: c2009.
Call Number P96.W352 U6 W37 2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland
ISBN: 9780786446070 0786446072
Extent: vi, 259 p. ; 23 cm.
"Mass communication is used by governments to support their war efforts while media images are created or manipulated to inform, persuade or guide the consumers of those images. But this book looks beyond the obvious. The contributors examine historical and contemporary examples that reflect the role of the media or mass communication or both during wartime. The essays highlight the centrality of communication to the perpetuation and to the resolution of war, suggesting that the symbiotic relationship between communication and war is as important to understand as war itself"--P.  of cover.
Introduction : the impact of war on communication theory, research, and the field of communication -- pt. 1. Images in popular culture. Protest music as alternative media during the Vietnam War era -- Created heroes, humanized soldiers, and superior Western values : fantasy theme analysis of Flags of our fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima -- Ghosts of Vietnam : filmic representations of unconsummated American heroism in the beginning of the twenty-first century -- Drawn-out battles : exploring war-related messages in animated cartoons -- pt. 2. Institutional propaganda messages. Economic convergence and the celebration of mass production : the World War II advertising campaign to sell Jeeps -- "You boys and girls can be the Minute Men of today" : narrative possibility and normative appeal in the U.S. Treasury's 1942 War victory comics -- Inspecting the rhetorical arsenal : the war frame in Nazi Germany's Der Kampf and America's War on Terror -- An enduring legacy of World War I : propaganda, journalism and the domestic struggle over the commodification of truth -- pt. 3. Effects of news coverage. Coverage of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in business magazines : the profit and economy of U.S. war and policy -- "New Mexico's always been patriotic and loyal to the country" : uncritical journalistic patriotism in wartime -- Embedded reporting and audience response : parasocial interaction and perceived realism in embedded reporting from the Iraq War on television news -- Prince Harry and the Afghanistan media blackout -- pt. 4. Future. Cyberwar : the future of war?