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Tales of Tragedy: Strategic Rhetoric in News Coverage of the Columbine and Virginia Tech Massacres

Cynthia Willis-Chun

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores intersections of race, nationality, class, and heterosexuality in news coverage of the 1999 Columbine High School and 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. In many ways, the media ... More


Trauma-Image: The Elephant Experience

Roei Amit

in Trauma and Memory: Reading, Healing, and Making Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754057
eISBN:
9780804768122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754057.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers a reading of the film Elephant, questioning the nature of the trauma-image. It argues that Elephant is among the first type of films, those that do not ignore the mental component ... More


Introduction

Harriet F. Senie

in Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190248390
eISBN:
9780190248437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248390.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction introduces key themes of the book: myths of national identity challenged by the Vietnam War, Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine shootings, and the 9/11 attacks; the conflation of ... More


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