The Terrorist ImageThe Terrorist Image



Based on a deep examination of the 20,000 photographs Charlie Winter collected from the Islamic State's covert networks online in 2017, this book explores the process by which the Caliphate shook the foundations of modern war photography.

Author: Charlie Winter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197667422

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The summer of 2014--when the Islamic State seized Mosul, Iraq's second city; captured vast swathes of eastern Syria; and declared itself a latter-day Caliphate--marked a turning point in the history of photography, one that pushed its already contested relationship with reality to its very limits. Uniquely obsessed with narrative, image management and branding, the Islamic State used cameras as weapons in its formative years as a Caliphate. The tens of thousands of propaganda photographs captured during this time were used to denote policy, to navigate through defeat and, perhaps most importantly, to construct an impossible reality: a totalizing image-world of Salafi-Jihadist symbols and myths. Based on a deep examination of the 20,000 photographs Charlie Winter collected from the Islamic State's covert networks online in 2017, this book explores the process by which the Caliphate shook the foundations of modern war photography. Focusing on the period in which it was at its strongest, Winter identifies the implicit value systems that underpinned the Caliphate's ideological appeal, and evaluates its uniquely malign contribution to the history of the photographic image. The Terrorist Image travels to the heart of what made the Islamic State tick during its prime, providing unique insights into its global appeal and mobilization successes.

Images of TerrorImages of Terror



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.

Author: R L. JENKINS BRUCKBERGER (PHILIP.)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138525731

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Page: 227

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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.

Encyclopedia of Terrorism Revised EditionEncyclopedia of Terrorism Revised Edition



Image of Struggle Viewing the “enemy” in these terms also makes the image of the struggle in which the terrorists see themselves as engaged relatively simple. It is a struggle in which good and evil, black and white, are very obvious to ...

Author: Cindy C. Combs

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110196

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Page: 497

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Presents a reference guide to terrorism throughout the world, including history, terrorist groups, and notorious acts of terrorism.

Cloning TerrorCloning Terror



The phrase 'War on Terror' has quietly been retired from official usage, but it persists in the American psyche, and our understanding of it is hardly complete.

Author: W. J. T. Mitchell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226532608

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Page: 239

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The phrase 'War on Terror' has quietly been retired from official usage, but it persists in the American psyche, and our understanding of it is hardly complete. Exploring the role of verbal and visual images in the War on Terror, the author finds a conflict whose shaky metaphoric and imaginary conception has created its own reality.

Icons of War and TerrorIcons of War and Terror



This book explores the ideas of key thinkers and media practitioners who have examined images and icons of war and terror.

Author: John Tulloch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136285431

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Page: 234

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This book explores the ideas of key thinkers and media practitioners who have examined images and icons of war and terror. Icons of War and Terror explores theories of iconic images of war and terror, not as received pieties but as challenging uncertainties; in doing so, it engages with both critical discourse and conventional image-making. The authors draw on these theories to re-investigate the media/global context of some of the most iconic representations of war and terror in the international ‘risk society’. Among these photojournalistic images are: Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of a naked girl, Kim Phuc, running burned from a napalm attack in Vietnam in June 1972; a quintessential ‘ethnic cleansing’ image of massacred Kosovar Albanian villagers at Racak on January 15, 1999, which finally propelled a hesitant Western alliance into the first of the ‘new humanitarian wars’; Luis Simco’s photograph of marine James Blake Miller, ‘the Marlboro Man’, at Fallujah, Iraq, 2004; the iconic toppling of the World Trade Centre towers in New York by planes on September 11, 2001; and the ‘Falling Man’ icon – one of the most controversial images of 9/11; the image of one of the authors of this book, as close-up victim of the 7/7 terrorist attack on London, which the media quickly labelled iconic. This book will be of great interest to students of media and war, sociology, communications studies, cultural studies, terrorism studies and security studies in general.

Terrorism in the Twenty First CenturyTerrorism in the Twenty First Century



One of the significant components of a belief system is the image of the enemy. Dehumanization of the enemy is a dominant theme. The enemy is viewed in depersonalized and monolithic terms. It is not human beings whom the terrorist ...

Author: Cynthia C. Combs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317206798

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Page: 430

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Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century helps readers understand terrorism, responses to it, and current trends that affect the future of this phenomenon. Putting terrorism into historical perspective and analyzing it as a form of political violence, this text presents the most essential concepts, the latest data, and numerous case studies to promote effective analysis of terrorist acts. Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century objectively breaks down the who-what-why-how of terrorism, giving readers a way both to understand patterns of behavior and to more critically evaluate forthcoming patterns. New to the 8th Edition Provides a more intense exploration of religion as a primary cause of contemporary terrorism. Focuses on the role of social media in recruitment and propaganda. Examines the radicalization and recruitment by ISIS to fighting and to domestic young people to carry out attacks at home. Explores the growing threat – and reality – of cyber attacks. Updates the material on the networking of terrorism today.

The Image of Violence in Literature the Media and SocietyThe Image of Violence in Literature the Media and Society



This stereotype encapsulates the multiple themes of the western image of terrorism . The dusky complexion and untrimmed face of the terrorist image derive from the notion that terrorists are Third World , typically macho Arab males .

Author: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference

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ISBN: UCBK:C095001474

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Page: 502

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Knowing al QaedaKnowing al Qaeda



The Epistemology of Terrorism Dr Andreas Behnke, Ms Christina Hellmich. visuality is calledup and into being in contemporary articulations of sovereignty: a visuality that categorizes and classifies people into images and imaginaries of ...

Author: Dr Andreas Behnke

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409456438

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Page: 190

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Despite a plethora of studies devoted to it, the current understanding of al-Qaeda and the threat it poses remains vague and ambiguous. Is al-Qaeda a rigidly structured organisation, a global network of semi-independent cells, a franchise, or simply an ideology? What role did Osama bin Laden play within the group and its terrorist campaign? What does it mean to talk about the "global Salafi-jihad" threat allegedly confronting the West? In addressing such questions many writers have sought to offer definitive answers, yet overall the truth about al-Qaeda remains elusive. This book moves beyond this traditional approach in order to investigate and critically assess how such answers reflect the particular epistemological frameworks within which they are produced. Its chapters explore the varied contexts within which the obscure entity labelled al-Qaeda is constituted as a comprehensible object of political, strategic, cultural, and scientific knowledge, and within which 'terrorism' is rendered an experience of quotidian life. This volume offers a much-needed critical reflection on Western ways of talking and of thinking about the frightening experience of global terrorism. In trying to know how we know al-Qaeda, it offers us an opportunity to try to know ourselves and our often hidden assumptions about legitimacy, violence, and political purpose.

The September 11 Photo ProjectThe September 11 Photo Project



Introduces a program that collects and exhibits photographs inspired by the terrorist attack and its aftermath, and offers images of its gallery and a selection of photographs.

Author: Michael Feldschuh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060508661

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Page: 218

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Introduces a program that collects and exhibits photographs inspired by the terrorist attack and its aftermath, and offers images of its gallery and a selection of photographs.

Current Perspectives on International TerrorismCurrent Perspectives on International Terrorism



In addition, Knutson (1981) argued that many terrorists are actually ambivalent about the use of violence. ... and shift of attribution common to terrorist beliefsystems (at least on the left) and the self-image of a victim rather than ...

Author: Robert O. Slater

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349189892

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Page: 270

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