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Distant Suffering: A multimodal analysis of the politics of pity in news agencies’ mediation of the chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun
Swedish Defence University.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis explores of how American and British television mediated the crisis that started with the 4 April 2017 alleged chemical attack in Syria and culminated with the subsequent attack on Syria by the United States 7 April 2017. It builds upon a rich literature and focuses on the politics of pity in the mediated representation of distant suffering as set out by Luc Boltanski. The thesis utilizes a methodological approach which merges Lilie Chouliaraki’s ‘analytics of mediation’ with Roxanne Lynn Doty’s view of discourse analysis. The results find that CNNW mediated the distant suffering based on ostensibly a priori knowledge, whereas BBC News was more inclined to guide the spectators along a line of investigative reasoning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
distant suffering, mediation, global crisis, poststructuralism, discourse analysis, international relations, political science, communication, analytics of mediation
National Category
Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-7014DiVA: diva2:1140517
Subject / course
Political Science with focus on crisis management and security
Educational program
Master's programme in Politics and War
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Available from: 2017-09-12 Created: 2017-09-12 Last updated: 2017-09-12Bibliographically approved

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