CART

(0) items

Mediating Human Rights: Media, Culture and the Human Rights Act,9780415601528
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!

FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Mediating Human Rights: Media, Culture and the Human Rights Act

by ;
Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415601528

ISBN10:
0415601525
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
7/21/2014
Publisher(s):
Routledge

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 7/21/2014.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Summary

Terror, Human Rights and the Media addresses how the relationship between security and civil liberties has been shaped by the media. Human rights have never been as ubiquitous as in the aftermath of the events of 9/11, when the security agenda rose to prominence and created significant tensions between anti-terrorism legislation and rights. This book seeks to examine how such tensions are negotiated, discussed and represented in the media, focusing specifically on the growing importance of the new social media in the promotion of human rights values. Taking as its main focus the state of human rights in liberal regimes which have been accused of using security concerns as a pretext for eroding liberties and rights in their own backyards, Terror, Human Rights and the Media captures important shifts in a human rights narrative that has become increasingly focused on the changing balance between liberty and security. Rights are entwined with popular notions of freedom, equality and the rule of law; but they also act as a lightning rod for occasional, but influential, public concern with the weakness or softness of the state. This is reflected in media representations which, Lieve Gies shows, are more complex and more nuanced than is often assumed. Deploying a variety of qualitative research methods - media analysis, ethnographic field research, cultural theory, case commentaries ' Terror, Human Rights and the Media offers an insightful account of the media politics of terrorism and human rights.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...