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At War with Metaphor : Media, Propaganda, and Racism in the War on Terror - Erin Steuter

At War with Metaphor

Media, Propaganda, and Racism in the War on Terror

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At War with Metaphor offers a compelling analysis of our public discussions of the war on terror and the binding conceptual metaphors through which they are framed. Examining the images of animal, insect, and disease that shape and limit our understanding of the war, and tying these images to historical and contemporary uses of propaganda and media filters, the authors explore how news media, including political cartoons and talk radio, are enmeshed in this damaging, dehumanizing language.

Chapter 1 Introduction
Part 2 Part I: Metaphor Matters
Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Weaponizing Words: Metaphor and War
Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Making Enemies: Propaganda and the Making of the Orientalist "Other"
Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Rallying Racism: Dehumanization and Genocide
Part 6 Part II: Enlisting Discourse
Chapter 7 Chapter 4. Rats in the Trap: Animal Metaphors in the News
Chapter 8 Chapter 5. Infestation and Eradication: Exterminationist Rhetoric in Political Cartoons
Chapter 9 Chapter 6. HateSpeak: Discourses of Dehumanization in Talk Radio
Part 10 Part III: Dangerous Discourses
Chapter 11 Chapter 7. Media March to War: Understanding News Filters
Chapter 12 Chapter 8. Boiling the Blood and Narrowing the Mind: Fomenting Backlash
Chapter 13 Chapter 9. Talking Our War to Peace: New Metaphors for Change

ISBN: 9780739130315
ISBN-10: 0739130315
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 15th July 2009
Publisher: University Press of America