Media Spaces and Global Security: Coverage After 9/11

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2018-05-24
  • Publisher: Routledge

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $39.95 Save up to $25.97
  • Rent Book $13.98
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

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 access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Since the 9/11 attacks, media and security are increasingly intertwined as the media technologies of filtering, sorting and keywording have become essential elements of national defense. In this book, Lisa Parks explores the complex relations between media and security and uses the term "coverage" to develop a conceptual framework for understanding them. A major goal of this book is to critique the popular idea of coverage as simply a neutral practice of objectively reporting an event by the news media. Instead, Parks argues, media coverage actively involves the power to shape not only how citizens think and act, but also how they imagine global space and power relations in the aftermath of 9/11. At the heart of this book#xE2;#xAC;"s argument is the way that seemingly benign media technologies such as Powerpoint, YouTube, and Google Earth#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;particularly these supporting technologies that are often behind the scenes of larger media systems such as television news#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;have been used to extend the security regime into the spaces of everyday life. Each chapter explores a different media through the lens of a post-9/11 security culture. The first chapter, for example, looks at the ways that television airwaves came to be regarded as public property in the US, and then how the airwaves became a space to be defended#xE2;#xAC;#x1D;for example, by bombing campaigns against Arab satellite television stations after 9/11. This book is a major contribution to media studies that offers a bold, new understanding of how media technologies shape our perceptions of global space and power relations.

Rewards Program

Write a Review