© 2014

Violence and Understanding in Gaza

The British Broadsheets’ Coverage of the War


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dávid Kaposi
    Pages 36-55
  3. Dávid Kaposi
    Pages 56-70
  4. Dávid Kaposi
    Pages 71-90
  5. Dávid Kaposi
    Pages 91-104
  6. Dávid Kaposi
    Pages 170-183
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 184-220

About this book


Violence and Understanding in Gaza is the first comprehensive investigation of the British broadsheets' coverage of the Gaza War. Written in accessible language and engaging style, it critiques the newspapers' output, which it is argued replicates the black and white logic of war instead of focusing on negotiations and peace.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of PsychologyUniversity of East LondonUK

About the authors

Dávid Kaposi was born in a football stadium in Budapest. It is from that time that his interest in the human affairs dates. Having written about the work of novelist Imre Kertész and the exchange between philosopher Hannah Arendt and historian Gershom Scholem, he has also come to appreciate that life is not a zero sum game. Kaposi currently teaches psychology at the University of East London, UK, and is a psychotherapist in training.

Bibliographic information


'The book provides a complex and multi-faceted assessment of British news coverage of the Gaza conflict which will hopefully be expanded to other political developments and newspapers in the future. It is eye-opening in its critical scrutiny.' - Catherine Hezser, LSE Review of Books, 2014