The Tabloid Terrorist

The Predicative Construction of New Terrorism in the Media

Authors: Spencer, A.

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This book introduces a constructivist approach to the study of terrorism and shows how language in the media affects our perceptions of 'terrorists' and how particular constructions of 'terrorist' automatically make certain counter-terrorism policies possible, logical and seemingly appropriate.

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ALEXANDER SPENCER is Assistant Professor at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany.

Reviews

'Alexander Spencer successfully establishes constructivist terrorism research as nothing less than an alternative to traditional and critical terrorism studies.' - Professor Christopher Daase, Chair for International Organisations, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

'This commendable book provides useful insights into how terrorism is developing in the popular imagination' - Michael Higgins in West European Politics

'The book provides interesting inroads, especially in demarcating the difference between critical but still materialist terrorism researchers and constructivist yet critical proponents of the field'

- Alexander Brand in Political Studies Review Vol 10, Issue 1, 2012.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction The ‘Terrorist’: Words, Labels and Definitions

    Spencer, Alexander

    Pages 1-7

  • The ‘New Terrorism’ Discourse

    Spencer, Alexander

    Pages 8-28

  • ‘New Counter-Terrorism’ Possibilities

    Spencer, Alexander

    Pages 29-52

  • Materialist Terrorism Studies: Researching the Unresearchable?

    Spencer, Alexander

    Pages 53-70

  • Constructivist Terrorism Research: The Role of Discourse and Predication

    Spencer, Alexander

    Pages 71-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Tabloid Terrorist
Book Subtitle
The Predicative Construction of New Terrorism in the Media
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Alexander Spencer
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28130-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230281301
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57558-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36569-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 200
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics