News of violence and news as violence:The discourses of war photography: Photojournalistic representations of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict Ester Bullens
The normalisation of violence in news media:An exploration of news journalists´ role in the promotion and protection of peace and human rights, with an Australian case study Tobias Andreasson
We live in an age beset by religiously inspired violence. Terms such as ´´holy war´´ are the stock-in-trade of the evening news. But what is the relationship between holiness and violence? Can acts such as murder ever truly be described as holy? In Does Judaism Condone Violence?, Alan Mittleman offers a searching philosophical investigation of such questions in the Jewish tradition. Jewish texts feature episodes of divinely inspired violence, and the position of the Jews as God´s chosen people has been invoked to justify violent acts today. Are these justifications valid? Or does our understanding of the holy entail an ethic that argues against violence? Reconstructing the concept of the holy through a philosophical examination of biblical texts, Mittleman finds that the holy and the good are inextricably linked, and that our experience of holiness is authenticated through its moral consequences. Our understanding of the holy develops through reflection on God´s creation of the natural world, and our values emerge through our relations with that world. Ultimately, Mittleman concludes, religious justifications for violence cannot be sustained. Lucid and incisive, Does Judaism Condone Violence? is a powerful counterargument to those who claim that the holy is irrational and amoral. With philosophical implications that extend far beyond the Jewish tradition, this book should be read by anyone concerned about the troubling connection between holiness and violence.
This audiobook goes into amazing detail in explaining how the media depicts violence. It evaluates the news, movies, television shows, video games, and music. Through all these mediums, violence can by shown and used for one´s benefit. Violence continues to be prevalent in our society no matter what type of control measures regulatory bodies enforce. Can violence in our society be directly blamed on the media? Dive deep into this best seller to find out! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ginger Cucolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030468/bk_acx0_030468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the wake of the Paris, Beirut, and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, fears over ´´homegrown terrorism´´ have surfaced to a degree not seen since September 11, 2001 - especially following the news that all of the perpetrators in Paris were European citizens. A sought-after commentator in France and a widely respected international scholar of radical Islam, Farhad Khosrokhavar has spent years studying the path towards radicalization, focusing particularly on the key role of prisons - based on interviews with dozens of Islamic radicals - as incubators of a particular brand of outrage that has yielded so many attacks over the past decade. Khosrokhavar argues that the root problem of radicalization is not a particular ideology but rather a set of steps that young men and women follow, steps he distills clearly in this deeply researched account, one that spans both Europe and the United States. With insights that apply equally to far-right terrorists and Islamic radicals, Khosrokhavar argues that our security-focused solutions are pruning the branches rather than attacking the roots - which lie in the breakdown of social institutions, the expansion of prisons, and the rise of joblessness, which create disaffected communities with a sharp sense of grievance against the mainstream. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030369/bk_adbl_030369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´m going to f--kin kill this c--t! That was my first thought when a civie boss clicked his fingers at me and pointed at me to ´´come here!´´ (He backed off at speed when he saw the look in my eyes.) If we were on live ops I would have put two rounds center mass and one in his head! Out here in the world, if he was within arm´s reach I would have already punched him in the throat! My reactions are automatic because my subconscious bodyguards are highly trained. Unfortunately, after one of my best mates was killed in Iraq, reacting to a perceived threat with violence was a common occurrence which I had to get under control...especially when my daughter snuck up behind me to give Daddy a fright.... She saw the look in my eyes and I saw the fear in hers...and the journey that resulted in this book began. You are not alone, you are not crazy, and you can beat this. How do I know? I´ve been there. Through the army, police, and Iraq, combined with the normal life challenges we all face, I would display signs and symptoms that would match the clinical terms for PTSD...but I disagreed that these behaviors were a disorder at all. Don´t get me wrong, the trauma you went through is real, you may be suffering nightmares, flashbacks, insomnia, or you are a werewolf like I was, but these are perfectly normal responses to what you have been through. I found that PTSD signs and symptoms are a result of how effectively you have trained your subconscious bodyguards to keep you alive. This is the good news. When you understand what I have discovered in this book, you will be able to re-train, re-brief, and re-deploy ´´your subconscious bodyguards´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Jensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095532/bk_acx0_095532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reports of sexual violence in armed conflict frequently appear in political discussions and news media, presenting a stark contrast to a long history of silence and nonrecognition. Conflict-related sexual violence has transitioned rapidly from a neglected human rights issue to an unambiguous security concern on the agendas of powerful states and the United Nations Security Council. Through interviews and primary-source evidence, Kerry F. Crawford investigates the reasons for this dramatic change and the implications of the securitization of sexual violence. Views about wartime sexual violence began changing in the 1990s as a result of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and then accelerated in the 2000s. Three case studies - the United States´ response to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1820 in 2008, and the development of the United Kingdom´s Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative - illustrate that use of the weapon of war frame does not represent pure co-optation by the security sector. Rather, well-placed advocates have used this frame to advance the antisexual violence agenda while simultaneously working to move beyond the frame´s constraints. This book is a groundbreaking account of the transformation of international efforts to end wartime sexual violence. ´´This book is an essential read for students and professionals alike who are in the peace and security fields, international law and public policy.´´ (Kathleen Kuehnast, Director of Gender Strategy and Policy, United States Institute of Peace) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheree Wichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124888/bk_acx0_124888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A veteran hockey writer takes on hockey culture and the NHL, addressing the game´s most controversial issue. Whether it´s on-ice fist fights or head shots into the glass, hockey has become a nightly news spectacle with players pummeling and bashing each other across the ice like drunken gladiators. And while the NHL may actually condone on-ice violence as a ticket draw, diehard hockey fan and expert Adam Proteau argues against hockey´s transformation into a thuggish blood sport. In Fighting the Good Fight, Proteau sheds light on the many perspectives of those in and around the game, with interviews of current and former NHL stars, coaches, general managers, and league executives, as well as medical experts. One of the most well-known media figures on the hockey scene today, famous for his funny, feisty observations as a writer for the Toronto Star and The Hockey News and commentator on CBC radio and TV, Adam Proteau is also one of the few mainstream media voices who is vehemently anti-fighting in hockey. Not only is his book a plea to the game´s gatekeepers to finally clamp down on the runaway violence that permeates the sport even at its highest level, he offers realistic suggestions on ways to finally clean the game up.Includes interviews with medical experts on head injuries and concussions, as well as with other members of the mediaThe author not only wages an attack on the value of fighting in hockey, but also on the establishment hockey culture Covering the most polarizing issue in hockey today, Fighting the Good Fight gives hockey fans and sports lovers everywhere a reason to stamp their feet and whistle at a rare display of eloquence and common sense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moseley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004732/bk_adbl_004732_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When faith fails, everything fails! The foundation of Christianity is faith. And once it is destroyed, you can’t stand anymore. The scripture says if the foundation be destroyed, what can the righteous do? You are saved by faith [Eph. 2:8], you stand by faith [2 Cor. 1:24], you walk by faith [2 Cor. 5:7], you are kept by faith [1 Peter 1:5], you are healed by faith [Mathew 9:27-29], you overcome by faith [1 John 5:4], you command exploit by faith [Heb. 11:23], and finally you live by faith. If faith is this important, it is foolishness not to give it adequate attention. Any investment made to build your faith is the wisest investment. With events happening around us and things we hear on the news every day, it is easy to give in to fear. In these teachings, I am not talking about faith as a religious slogan or theory but the violence of faith that always dominates at all time. It is a dominant force and not a dormant force. Among other things, this audiobook will teach you: How hope prepares the way for faith More than 15 scriptural meaning of what faith is The place of understanding in building your faith What violent faith means and how you can build it Why you need violent faith and what empowers the violence in you to dominate I welcome you on board. No more failure! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony G. Chiappetta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119037/bk_acx0_119037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Changing your demeanor can change your life Melissa McCarty, a veteran news reporter and actress, came close to being a statistic, as a high school dropout who was surrounded by criminals in the rough neighborhoods of Northern California where she grew up. It was her dreams and focused career path in television that helped give her the strength to overcome a past she spent most of her life running from. Fed up watching her friends and older brother, Mikey, succumb to addiction, gangs, and violence, she embarked on a whirlwind journey moving state to state earning her stripes in TV news. With aggressive drive to succeed, Melissa realized there was a silent warfare brewing within her family, suppressing any milestone of success. The enemy and its ability to make those it touched powerless, hopeless, and teetering on deaths door was an undiagnosed mental illnesses that afflicted her brother, her hero, and protector growing up. In News Girls Don´t Cry, Melissa McCarty shares an intense account of what families go through when one must fight mental and emotional wars each day. Her brother, diagnosed with social phobias, bi-polar, and debilitating alcoholism, has been deprived of life. He´d self-destruct as Melissa tried to keep secret the headlines she reported each night that mimicked similar instances in her personal life. Through the pain, there´s discovery of awareness, achieving personal and professional balance, and tackling diseases that still try to stripe her family of living their full potential. It´s an inspiring story of overcoming adversity and welcoming second chances. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Valliere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049028/bk_acx0_049028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.