Media at War

ISBN-10: 0230244572
ISBN-13: 9780230244573
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $53.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Roman Catholic priest Andrew M. Greeley was the author of more than 100 non-fiction works of theology, sociology, prayer, and poetry; a professor of sociology; a newspaper columnist; and a successful novelist, writing in several genres, including mystery and science fiction. He was born on February 5, 1928 and was a native of Chicago. Greeley studied at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary and earned an AB from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in 1950, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology in 1952, and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 1954. He went on to receive a Master of Arts in 1961 and a Ph D in 1962. Greeley's fiction, which often told stories of crime and scandal in the Roman Catholic church, can be violent and lurid and are considered controversial by many Church leaders. Greeley wrote on such issues as homosexuality in the clergy, pedophilia, and papal politics, and he created the popular mystery series starring Father Blackie Ryan, as well as another featuring the character Nuala McGrail. Greeley was awarded honorary degrees from the University of Arizona, Bard College (New York State) and the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 1981, he received the F. Sadlier Dinger Award, which is presented each year by educational publisher William H. Sadlier, Inc. in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the ministry of religious education in America. Greeley died on May 29, 2013 at his Chicago home. He was 85.

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
List of Illustrations
Introduction
Shooting war
Selling war
Overview
Mobilization: The Media Before War
Inciting violence: slaughter as 'self-defense'
Animating outrage: the galvanizing role of atrocities
Giving peace less of a chance: constrained debate on the 'war option'
Explaining media performance before war
State direction
Manipulation
News routines and the habits of deference
Conclusion
Total War
News media and the state in World War I
Correspondents at the front
Film and World War I
Legacies and lessons
Preparing for the next war
The'shock troops of propaganda'
Feature films and World War II
Total war as golden age?
Television Wars: Vietnam and After
Uncensored, unpopular, unvictorious: the conventional wisdom about Vietnam
Lopsidedly favorable: the 'guilty media' thesis challenged
An 'uncensored war'?
Off-the-record wars: the Falklands and Grenada
Operation Desert Storm: the 'first real television war'
Kicking the syndrome?
Other People's Wars: Interventions in Real Time
The 'CNN effect' emerges
Considering the cases
The Kurdish crisis: 'Operation Provide Comfort' (1991)
Somalia: 'Operation Restore Hope' (1992-3)
The wars in Former Yugoslavia (1991-5)
Rwanda (1994)
'Global media' reconsidered
Wars on Terror
'Hearts and minds': the prehistory of terrorism
Reagan, Thatcher and the 1980s' 'war on terrorism'
The Global War on Terror, v. 2.0
Hearts, minds, and other vital organs: the persistent failure of counterinsurgency
War in the Digital Age: Afghanistan and Iraq
A digital revolution?
Afghanistan: long war, short attention span
Operation Iraqi Freedom: the 'soda straw war'
Unauthorized images: caskets, prisoners and corpses
New media, new rules
Unpopular war revisited
Conclusion: After War, More War
Postwar reconstruction
Reconstructing memory
The militarization of everyday life
Without war?
Bibliography
Index

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