Temporality, proximity and security: terror in a media-drenched age

Hoskins, A. (2006) Temporality, proximity and security: terror in a media-drenched age. International Relations, 20(4), pp. 453-466. (doi:10.1177/0047117806069407)

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Abstract

With newsmakers striving for ever greater visual immediacy and proximity to events, developments in the portability and the availability of audio-visual recording and broadcast devices continue to transform both how we experience mass-mediated terrorist attacks and their impact. At the same time, through shifting context, the reframing of meaning and massive selectivity, television and the broader media plunder the past for signs of stability, as though to mitigate the inherent instability of an obsession with the here-and-now with an intelligible there-and-then. This article addresses some of these temporal and spatial transformations of the media–catastrophe nexus of the post-9/11 climate in both containing and exacerbating insecurities

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hoskins, Professor Andrew
Authors: Hoskins, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences
Journal Name:International Relations
Publisher:Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN:0047-1178
ISSN (Online):1741-2862
Published Online:01 December 2006

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