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2006 | 42 | 2 | 353-377
Article title

Prezentace událostí 11. 9. 2001: Bush, bin Ládin a jiní v interakci

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Title variants
EN
PRESENTING THE EVENTS OF 9/11: BUSH, BIN LADEN AND OTHERS IN INTERACTION
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
This article focuses on how the actions of enemies are co-ordinated in and through the mass media. Using ethnomethodologically informed membership categorisation analysis, the authors establish links between the presentation of the September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington in the public addresses of George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden and Václav Havel. They find that all three distinguished between 'us' and 'them' in order to recruit allies and justify the continuation of violence. The us/them membership category pairs observed were 'defenders of civilisation' vs. 'terrorists' (Bush, Havel) and 'defenders of Islam' vs. 'infidel crusaders' (bin Laden). These category pairs were not separate but rather joined through shared incumbency and in contrastively coordinated formulations of the conflict. The authors show how the actions of enemies are synchronised in media dialogical networks, which provide a limited but the only means of communication.
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Year
Volume
42
Issue
2
Pages
353-377
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • J. Nekvapil, FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2, 116 38 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
06CZAAAA01393101
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.6d6b9dde-68f9-388e-82ba-6383ec71e982
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