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Iconic Events: Media, Politics, and Power in Retelling History

Social science


by
Patricia Leavy

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 220 pages

File size: 2.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Iconic Events explores the social forces that have shaped the meanings around and enduring significance of events that have captured the public’s imagination, including: Titanic, Pearl Harbor, Columbine, and September 11th. The book focuses on three interpretive phases including journalistic representations, political appropriations, and popular adaptations and pays particular attention to the development of dominant and resistive event narratives.