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Media Witnessing

Testimony in the Age of Mass Communication

Editors: Frosh, P., Pinchevski, A. (Eds.)

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About this book

From the Holocaust to 9/11, modern communications systems have incessantly exposed us to reports of distant and horrifying events, experienced by strangers, and brought to us through media technologies. In this book leading scholars explore key questions concerning the truth status and broader implications of 'media witnessing'.

About the authors

TAMAR ASHURI Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, and in the School of Communications at Sapir Academic College, Israel MENAHEM BLONDHEIM Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism and the Department of American Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel ROY BRAND Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Sarah Lawrence College, USA JOHN ELLIS Professor of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK ELIHU KATZ Trustee Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Scientific Director of the Guttman Institute of Applied Social Research, Israel JOAN LEACH Convenor of the Science Communication Programme at the University of Queensland, Australia TAMAR LIEBES Professor of Media and Journalism and holder of the Carl and Matilda Newhouse Chair in Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel JOHN DURHAM PETERS F.Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa, USA CARRIE A. RENTSCHLER Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, Canada G?NTER THOMAS Professor of Protestant Theology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Reviews

'Why are witnesses to salient socio-political events so important in our age of global media reporting? Testimonies are sometimes the only chance to arrive at more information which would, otherwise, have been swept under the carpet. This excellent book elaborates on, and challenges, the complex and difficult roles of eye witnesses and of the media in truly innovative interdisciplinary ways. Everybody who deals with media in their everyday lives will be able to gain new insights.' - Professor Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University, UK

'This is a most valuable collection of essays. Innovative, engrossing and rewarding, it provides an excellent exploration of media witnessing and is definitely to be recommended.'

- European Journal of Communication


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Frosh, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Witnessing

    Peters, John Durham

    Pages 23-48

  • Telling Presences: Witnessing, Mass Media, and the Imagined Lives of Strangers

    Frosh, Paul

    Pages 49-72

  • Mundane Witness

    Ellis, John

    Pages 73-88

  • Witness as a Cultural Form of Communication

    Thomas, Günter

    Pages 89-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Media Witnessing
Book Subtitle
Testimony in the Age of Mass Communication
Editors
  • P. Frosh
  • A. Pinchevski
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-23576-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230235762
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-55149-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36236-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-30135-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 231
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