Communicating Terror The Rhetorical Dimensions of Terrorism

ISBN-10: 1412973244
ISBN-13: 9781412973243
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Joseph S. Tuman
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List price: $99.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Joseph S. Tuman (J.D., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., political science, University of California, Berkeley) is Professor of Political and Legal Communications at San Francisco State University, where he regularly teaches upper-division courses in rhetoric and terrorism, political and legal communication, argumentation & advocacy, and technology and human communication. A past recipient of the Jacobus tenBroek Society Award for Teaching Excellence, Professor Tuman has also taught at the University of California, St. Mary's College, the New School for Social esearch, and Paris II, the top law school in France. He is the author of Political Communication in American Campaigns(SAGE, �2008) and the co-author of numerous books, including Freedom of Speech in the Marketplace of Ideas and of The Bedford/St. Martin's Guide to Public Speaking; he has also been the journal editor of Contemporary Argumentation & Debate: The Journal of the Cross Examination Debate Association. His work has been featured in news publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, and he has served as a network analyst for news programs on ABC, NBC, CNN and CNN International, FOX and the BBC. He currently appears as a regular political commentator for CBS in the western United States.

Introduction
The Struggle to Define Terrorism
Defining Terrorism
Attempts to Synthesize a Consensus Definition
Summary
Notes
Terrorism as a Communication Process With Rhetorical Dimensions
Terrorism as a Communication Process
Terrorism and Rhetoric
Summary
Notes
Labeling and Defining Terrorism as Rhetoric
Definitions and Labels
Reconsidering the Definition of Terrorism
Summary
Notes
Symbols, Symbolism, and Terrorism: Means and Implements
Symbols, Symbolism, and Violence/Destruction
Symbolism in the Implements and Tools of Terrorism
Summary
Notes
Symbolism in the Targets of Terrorism
Temporal Targets for Terrorism
Symbolism in the Chechen Terrorist Attack on a Moscow Theater
Symbolism, the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon
Summary
Notes
Methods for Studying Public Oratory About Terrorism
A Method of Rhetoric for Public Oratory
Summary
Notes
Case Studies for Public Oratory About Terrorism
President Bush's Speech to the Nation Immediately After the Attacks of 9/11
President Bush's Speech to the Congress, the Nation, and the World on September 20, 2001
Speech by Osama bin Laden, Dated 11/1/2004: Just Before the 2004 General Election in the United States
Summary
Notes
Theories of Mass Media for Terrorism
Understanding Mass Media
Media-Centered Criticism
Summary
Notes
Mass-Mediated Images and Construction of Terrorism
Terrorism From Above and Mass Media
Terrorism From Below and Mass Media
Agenda Setting and the Framing of Terrorism in News Media
Terrorism and New Media
Terrorism and Paid Media
Summary
Notes
Index
About the Author

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