Alarming Reports

Communicating Conflict in the Daily News

News stories provide an essential confirmation of our ideas about who we are, what we have to fear, and what to do about it: a marketplace of ideas, shopped by rational citizen decision makers but also a shared resource for grounding our contested narratives of identity in objective reality. Les mer
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News stories provide an essential confirmation of our ideas about who we are, what we have to fear, and what to do about it: a marketplace of ideas, shopped by rational citizen decision makers but also a shared resource for grounding our contested narratives of identity in objective reality. News as a fundamental social process comes into being not when an event takes place or when a report of the event is created but when that report becomes news to someone. As it moves off the page into the community, news discovers - through its interpretations - its reality in the lives of the consumers. This book explores the path of news as it moves through the tangled labyrinth of social identities and asserted interests that lie beyond the page or screen. The language and communication-oriented study of news promises a salient area of investigation, pointing the way to an expansion, if not a redefinition of basic anthropological ideas and practices of ethnography, participant observation, and "the field" in the future of anthropological research.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Acknowledgements



Chapter 1. News and the Anthropology of Conflict Communication

Chapter 2. The Dark Side of the News: News as Control Communication

Chapter 3. Two Theories of News: The Civic Model and the Conflict Discourse Systems Model

Chapter 4. The News Act: News Analysis and Semiotic Theory

Chapter 5. News and Law as Conflict Communication Systems

Chapter 6. News in Extra-Textual Terrain

Chapter 7. Policy Talk: In Law, the Street, and on Television

Chapter 8. Order, Disorder, and the News Media in Western Society: Whose Side are they On?



Works Cited

Figures 1, 2, and 3

Index

Om forfatteren

Andrew Arno's (1965-2016) degrees included a JD from The University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Anthropology from Harvard University. Currently, he was a Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawai'i. His research and publications focussed on communication about conflict. His publications include The World of Talk on a Fijian Island: An Ethnography of Law and Communicative Causation (Ablex, 1993) and The News Media in National and International Conflict, edited with Wimal Dissanayake (Westview, 1984).