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
Through a series of penetrating conversations originally published in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books, Brad Evans and Natasha Lennard talk with a wide range of cutting edge thinkers--including Oliver Stone, Simon Critchley, and Elaine Scarry--to explore the problem of violence in everyday life, politics, culture, media, language, memory, and the environment. ´´To bring out the best of us,´´ writes Evans, ´´we have to confront the worst of what humans are capable of doing to one another. In short, there is a need to confront the intolerable realities of violence in this world.´´ These lively, in-depth exchanges among historians, theorists, and artists offer a timely and bracing look at how the increasing expression and acceptance of violence--in all strata of society--has become a defining feature of our times. ´´Many of us live today with a pervasive sense of unease, worried that our own safety is at risk, or that of our loved ones, or that of people whose bad circumstances appear to us through networked media. Violence feels ever-present. Natasha Lennard and Brad Evans help us to analyze those feelings, talking with a wide range of thinkers in order to gain insight into the worst of what humans do, and challenging us to imagine a world in which violence is no longer a given. Their book is full of surprising insights and intelligent compassion.´´--Sarah Leonard, co-editor of The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century ´´In Violence, Brad Evans and Natasha Lennard have created, alongside their interview subjects, a kaleidoscopic exploration of the concept of violence, in terrains expected and not, in prose taut and unexpectedly gorgeous. Their philosophical rigor provides the reader with an intellectual arsenal against the violence of the current moment.´´--Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood ´´ . . . a groundbreaking testament to the vital role of the abstract and the theoretical for understanding the depth to which violence is entrenched in human experience and consciousness, and to the necessity of empathetic intellectual stewards like Lennard and Evans to direct such understanding into transformative action. We would be wise to read this collection with a similar eye toward service, and in so doing, open ourselves up to the rare mercy of no longer having to stand on our own.´´--Alana Massey, author of All The Lives I Want ´´This is a book that will make everyone feel clever. Reflections on violence, both actual, and the possibility of, mediating so much of social interaction, also makes for critical reading. The range of interviews with leading academics, to filmmakers and artists, is impressive, at once immediate and relevant, but also profoundly philosophical. More essentially, though, the conversations underline the need and suggest ways to resist and organize in a visionary way, in the extraordinary times we live in.´´--Razia Iqbal, BBC News ´´Notable contemporary thinkers and creators give their individual perspectives in this compelling look at violence. . . . A provocative volume that challenges humanity to correct its runaway course toward an increasingly violent future by learning from its violent past.´´--Kirkus Reviews ´´The purpose of the work is to challenge humanity to create more meaningful solutions when it comes to these kinds of violence--or at least to name violence without inadvertently inciting even more anger. . . . passion roars through every chapter . . . This book delivers on what it promises, which is an achievement. ´´--Alison Gately, The Los Angeles Review of Books
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.
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.
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.
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.
While millions of believers around the world are finding their understanding of Christianity to be outdated and untenable, Matthew Distefano has managed to paint the gospel in such a way that even an atheist could appreciate its beauty. Rather than a message of rapture, or rewards and reprisals, Distefano presents the good news of what God has done in history to stem the tide of our own violence and evil - inviting us into a whole new way of living and being in this world. By integrating Rene Girard´s ´´mimetic theory´´ and Ernest Becker´s ´´death anxiety´´, Distefano is able to diagnose the root causes of human violence and then offer the life-giving solution in the person of Jesus. Both the struggling evangelical and unbeliever alike can take refuge here, finding in this gospel the thing their soul - and the disintegrating world around them - is thirsting for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Shelby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087217/bk_acx0_087217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.