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Author Savelsberg, Joachim J., 1951- author

Title Representing mass violence : conflicting responses to human rights violations in Darfur / Joachim J. Savelsberg
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 341 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map
Contents Introduction : questions, theory, Darfur, data -- Setting the stage : Justice Cascade and Darfur -- The human rights field and Amnesty International -- American mobilization and the Justice Cascade -- The humanitarian aid field and Doctors without Borders -- The humanitarian complex and challenges to the justice : the case of Ireland -- Diplomatic representations of mass violence -- Diplomatic field in national contexts : deviations from the master narrative -- Mediating competing representations : the journalistic field -- Rules of the journalistic game, autonomy and the habitus of Africa correspondents -- Patterns of reporting : fields, countries, ideology and gender -- Conclusions : fields, the global versus the national and representations of mass violence
Summary How do interventions by the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court influence representations of mass violence? What images arise instead from the humanitarianism and diplomacy fields? How are these competing perspectives communicated to the public via mass media? Zooming in on the case of Darfur, Joachim J. Savelsberg analyzes more than three thousand news reports and opinion pieces and interviews leading newspaper correspondents, NGO experts, and foreign ministry officials from eight countries to show the dramatic differences in the framing of mass violence around the world and across social fields. Representing Mass Violencecontributes to our understanding of how the world acknowledges and responds to violence in the Global South
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-326) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Human rights -- Press coverage -- Sudan -- Dārfūr al-Janūbīyah (Province)
Human rights -- Sudan -- Dārfūr al-Janūbīyah (Province) -- Public opinion.
Violence -- Press coverage -- Sudan -- Dārfūr al-Janūbīyah (Province)
Violence -- Sudan -- Dārfūr al-Janūbīyah (Province) -- Public opinion.
Sudan -- History -- Darfur Conflict, 2003- -- Foreign public opinion.
Sudan -- History -- Darfur Conflict, 2003- -- Mass media and the conflict
Sudan -- History -- Darfur Conflict, 2003- -- Press coverage.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520963083 (electronic bk.)
9780520963085 (electronic bk.)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)