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Jenkins demonstrates that the social construction approach can be quite useful as a means to introduce the study of terrorism to students.

Jenkins demonstrates that the social construction approach can be quite useful as a means to introduce the study of terrorism to students. Michael Stohl, Contemporary Sociology. Philip Jenkins is Professor of History and Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University. Start reading Images of Terror: What We Can and Can't Know about Terrorism on your Kindle in under a minute.

Images of Terror: What We Can and Can’t Know about Terrorism. Jenkins, well known for his previous work utilizing social constructionist and historical approaches, looks at. the issue of terrorism - particularly the problem of affixing blame for particular incidents. Jenkins is also dubious about pronouncements by the. government and media about who is to blame for terrorist incidents and why.

Images of Terror "provides a critical guide to the images of terrorism that we see daily in the mass media. All too often, scholars and journalists accept uncritically the interpretations of terrorism they receive from governments and official agencies. Our perceptions of terrorism are formed by the interaction of bureaucratic agencies, academics and private experts, and the mass media. As in the study of any social problem, to understand terrorism we must understand how certain interest groups and bureaucratic agencies present their particular views of terrorist phenomena, and how they strive and try to establish these as the ones that come to be accepted as obviously correct.

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Images of Terror book. He has published 24 books, including The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South and God's Continent: Christianity, Islam and Europe's Religious Crisis (Oxford University Press). His latest books, published by HarperOne, are The Lost History of Christianity and Jesus Wars (2010).

The book acts as a guide to the images of terrorism that we see daily in the mass media. The author believes that our perceptions of terrorism are formed by the interaction of bureaucratic agencies, academics and private experts

The book acts as a guide to the images of terrorism that we see daily in the mass media. The author believes that our perceptions of terrorism are formed by the interaction of bureaucratic agencies, academics and private experts. These images and stereotypes that we are offered do not necessarily reflect objective reality.

Images of Terror : What We Can and Can't Know about Terrorism. Jenkins' examination of what happens to the concept of terrorism when it enters the realm of public discourse is fascinating and original. Social Problems and Social Issues. By (author) Philip Jenkins. Jenkins demonstrates that the social construction approach can be quite useful as a means to introduce the study of terrorism to students. -Michael Stohl, Contemporary Sociology "Jenkins (history and religious studies, Pennsylvania State Univ .

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Jenkins also addresses the stories behind acts of terrorism

Jenkins also addresses the stories behind acts of terrorism. Meanwhile, other questionable groups find their exploits celebrated. What meaning does the war against terror have for anti-Castro activists or Puerto Rican independentistas, or for those who kill in opposition to abortion?

Philip Jenkins (born April 3, 1952) is a professor of history at Baylor . 262 pp. Using Murder: The Social Construction of Serial Homicide. Images of Terror: What We Can And Can't Know About Terrorism.

Philip Jenkins (born April 3, 1952) is a professor of history at Baylor University in the United States, and co-director for Baylor's Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion. He is also the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University (PSU). Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter. Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis. New York: Oxford University Press.

As in the study of any social problem, to understand terrorism we must understand how certain interest groups and bureaucratic agencies present their particular views of terrorist phenomena, and how they strive and try to establish these as the ones that come to be accepted as obviously correct. We also need to consider their audiences. Why do the media accept or reject certain views of terrorism? Why does the public accept one kind of rhetorical presentation rather than another? How aYe popular attitudes shaped and reshaped by the images and stereotypes offered in the mass media, and in popular culture? When we appreciate the processes involved in making news about terrorism, we are better able to sift critically the claims that are made, and to evaluate policies.

Images of Terror provides a critical guide to the images of terrorism that we see daily in the mass media. All too often, scholars and journalists accept uncritically the interpretations of terrorism they receive from governments and official agencies. Our perceptions of terrorism are formed by the interaction of bureaucratic agencies, academics and private experts, and the mass media. Yet the images and stereotypes offered do not necessarily reflect objective reality.

Jenkins argues that terrorism, like most other problems, is socially constructed. He does not suggest that terrorism is not a real problem, an authentic menace, or that society should not respond promptly and effectively to terrorist threats. But rather than being something understood in the same way by people in different societies and different eras, the concept of terrorism is shaped by social and political processes, by bureaucratic needs and media structures. This process of construction applies both to the overall concept, and to specific movements, to groups and their actions.

For the foreseeable future, terrorism is likely to remain a dominant issue in the political life of the United States, and indeed of much of the world. This book raises important questions about how we form our notions of the enemy to be confronted, and how, when we make statements about terrorism, we know what we think we know.


Images of Terror: What We Can and Can't Know About Terrorism (Social Problems and Social Issues) download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Philip Jenkins
ISBN: 020230678X
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Aldine Transaction (December 31, 2003)
Pages: 227 pages