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Passion and politics
Hilary Pilkington

an organisation, the EDL makes for a slippery object of study. This, it has been argued here, is not only because of the diversity within its ranks but because the movement is constituted in reflexive engagement with its own external representation. This representation as racist (as well as thuggish, drunken and uneducated) is a constant concern of activists. At one level these media representations of the movement confirm a sense of victim status and ‘conspiracy’ between political and cultural elites to silence ‘ordinary’ voices and concerns; in this sense they

in Loud and proud
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Roslyn Kerr

followed beyond the point at which the governing bodies introduce the new technology, to examine how the new assemblage affects other, often unexpected, parts of the actor-network. Chapter 7 considers one of the most important relationships within sport: the sport media connection. However, this chapter is different from much of the other literature written on the topic as it focuses not on media representations but on the processes by which these representations are produced. It considers how humans and

in Sport and technology
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Kosovo and the outlines of Europe’s new order
Sergei Medvedev and Peter van Ham

Kosovo war, which amounted to nothing more than a video-sequence, a computer game, a PR campaign, or at the very least a military parade, to be consumed by a (mainly) Western audience. On the other hand, the ‘new’ discourse of European security that reveals itself through numerous media representations is in fact a traditional discourse of power akin to the Christian white man’s discourse that has guided Western colonisation for the last 500

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
A social representation of scientific expertise
Warren Pearce and Brigitte Nerlich

–253. Jaspal, R., and Nerlich, B. (2014). When climate science became climate politics: British media representations of climate change in 1988. Public Understanding of Science, 23(2), 122–141. Jaspal, R., Nerlich, B., and Cinnirella, M. (2014). Human responses to climate change: Social representation, identity and socio-psychological action. Environmental Communication, 8(1), 110–130. An Inconvenient Truth 227 Jaspal, R., Nerlich, B., and Koteyko, N. (2013). Contesting science by appealing to its norms: Readers discuss climate science in the Daily Mail. Science

in Science and the politics of openness
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Security/ Mobility and politics of movement
Marie Beauchamps, Marijn Hoijtink, Matthias Leese, Bruno Magalhães, and Sharon Weinblum

Athens in 2011. He focuses on the media representations of the occupation of the building and the discursive construction of threats around the hunger strike. Notably, the construction of threat images turns out to be closely related to the university and the Law School building – both as an institution and as a concrete building – the prestige of which was presented to be endangered. Similar themes, although concerning a

in Security/ Mobility
Heikki Patomäki

to detach media representations from external reality and create instead a system of self-referential commodified signs. Yet, the media are powerful in structuring political actions. Among politicians and analysts alike, there is a sense of the increased importance of real-time television in particular. Also, in Boutros-Ghali’s story, the media appear constantly to have been setting the stage for

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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Pollution, contamination and the neglected dead in post-war Saigon
Christophe Robert

imagined to reside and roam.9 As opposed to the notion of cemeteries as resting places after a long and eventful life, this ‘dead zone’ threatens and undermines the very image of ‘good death’ and peaceful eternity (Bloch and Parry 1982: 15; Kwon 2006: 12–16). Other images and other thoughts come to mind anxiously. As we saw with Lam and her father, one witnesses and, on the basis of media representations, one imagines crime, gambling and prostitution taking place in these graveyards – forms of excessive social behaviours and transgressive exchange that shock, because

in Governing the dead
Neil Macmaster

from the Spanish Civil War (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995). Susan Faludi, The Terror Dream: What 9/11 Revealed About America (London: Atlantic Books, 2008) analyses the surge in media representations of virility after the perceived humiliation of the terrorist attack on the ‘homeland’. Virgili, Shorn Women; Michael Kelly, ‘The Reconstruction of Masculinity at the Liberation’ and Corran Laurens, ‘ “La Femme au turban”: les femmes tondues’, in Kedward and Wood (eds), Liberation of France, 117–28, 155–79; Luc Capdevila, ‘The Quest for Masculinity in a Defeated

in Burning the veil
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Approaching golf and environmental issues
Brad Millington and Brian Wilson

later on as well. Furthermore, they discuss what has come to be known as ‘Augusta National syndrome’, the ‘affliction’ whereby golfers expect perfectly green playing conditions without fail, having been exposed to media representations of these same conditions on TV. Golf’s relationship to media and, more broadly, consumer culture is indeed crucial in affecting the shaping and treatment of the sport’s ‘modern’ landscapes. Even with these initial critical studies of golf in tow, it is fair

in The greening of golf
Vaccine scares, statesmanship and the media
Andrea Stöckl and Anna Smajdor

. An Introduction to its Methodology (Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2004). 10 S. Hilton, K. Hunt, M. Langan, H. Bedford and M. Petticrew, ‘Newsprint Media Representations of the Introduction of the HPV Vaccination Programme for Cervical Cancer Prevention in the UK (2005–2008)’, Social Science & Medicine , 70 (2010), pp. 942

in The politics of vaccination