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Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media

A Communication Approach


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Cristina Archetti
    Pages 12-31
  3. Cristina Archetti
    Pages 32-59
  4. Cristina Archetti
    Pages 60-100
  5. Cristina Archetti
    Pages 101-124
  6. Cristina Archetti
    Pages 125-143
  7. Cristina Archetti
    Pages 144-168
  8. Cristina Archetti
    Pages 169-179
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 180-218

About this book


We cannot truly understand - let alone counter - terrorism in the 21st century unless we also understand the processes of communication that underpin it. This book challenges what we know about terrorism, showing that current approaches are inadequate and outdated, and develops a new communication model to understand terrorism in the media age.


communication media terrorism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SalfordUK

About the authors

CRISTINA ARCHETTI is Lecturer in Politics and Media at the University of Salford, UK. She won the 2008 Denis McQuail Best Article of the Year for Advancing Communication Theory award. Her recent publications include Explaining News: National Politics and Journalistic Cultures in Global Context (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).

Bibliographic information


'Bringing together a unique understanding of networks, narratives and branding, Archetti offers a distinctive and sophisticated framework to explain how terrorist and counter-terrorist groups operate through today's media ecology. Her compelling analysis and recommendations will make for essential reading as Al-Qaeda evolve and new conflicts emerge in the coming decade.'

- Ben O'Loughlin, Royal Holloway University of London, UK