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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594872
Title:
War as a moral discourse
Authors:
Mellor, Noha
Abstract:
The debate surrounding the coverage of the Iraq War in Arab and western news media has pinpointed the ethical role of the news media in the mediation of suffering. This article analyses the mechanism of mediating war in the front-page articles from four pan-Arab newspapers, printed during the war in 2003. The article draws on Boltanski's discussion of emotional politics or what he terms politics of pity, the aim of which is to trigger sympathy for the Other. The news texts included here are analysed according to their rhetorical strategies and to whether they aim at consolidating a certain ethical stance towards the war. Finally, the article attempts to answer the question of whether this coverage has contributed with rational arguments to the general public debate about the war, thereby fulfilling its role as mediator to the pan-Arab polity.
Affiliation:
Kingston University
Citation:
Mellor, N. (2009) 'War as a Moral Discourse' International Communication Gazette 71 (5):409
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
International Communication Gazette
Issue Date:
6-Jul-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594872
DOI:
10.1177/1748048509104989
Additional Links:
http://gaz.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1748048509104989
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1748-0485
Appears in Collections:
Journalism

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMellor, Nohaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-26T13:37:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-26T13:37:14Zen
dc.date.issued2009-07-06en
dc.identifier.citationMellor, N. (2009) 'War as a Moral Discourse' International Communication Gazette 71 (5):409en
dc.identifier.issn1748-0485en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1748048509104989en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/594872en
dc.description.abstractThe debate surrounding the coverage of the Iraq War in Arab and western news media has pinpointed the ethical role of the news media in the mediation of suffering. This article analyses the mechanism of mediating war in the front-page articles from four pan-Arab newspapers, printed during the war in 2003. The article draws on Boltanski's discussion of emotional politics or what he terms politics of pity, the aim of which is to trigger sympathy for the Other. The news texts included here are analysed according to their rhetorical strategies and to whether they aim at consolidating a certain ethical stance towards the war. Finally, the article attempts to answer the question of whether this coverage has contributed with rational arguments to the general public debate about the war, thereby fulfilling its role as mediator to the pan-Arab polity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://gaz.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/1748048509104989en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Communication Gazetteen
dc.subjectwaren
dc.subjectwar correspondentsen
dc.subjectjournalismen
dc.titleWar as a moral discourseen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKingston Universityen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Communication Gazetteen
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