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Our ground zeros: diaspora, media, memory

Gillespie, Marie (2011). Our ground zeros: diaspora, media, memory. In: Zelizer, Barbie and Allan, Stuart eds. Journalism After September 11 (2nd ed). Communications and Society. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 2252–271.

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This article focuses on responses to the mediation of the the attacks of 11 September 2001 among diasporic audiences in the UK. Based on an a collaborative media ethnography that interlinked analysis of news images and discourses in an array of transnational television news channels, it explores the comparativist frames of references deployed by audiences to make sense of the attacks - captured in the phrase 'our ground zeros'. It is argued that while a comparative stance does not morally relativise the tragedy of the attacks, it does provoke a challenge to westernised conceptions of the causes, consequences and meanings of the attacks.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2011 Marie Gillespie
ISBN: 0-415-46015-8, 978-0-415-46015-6
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
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Extra Information: This chapter was commissioned by the editors and written especially for a revised second edition to commemorate 10th anniversary of the attacks
Keywords: media and 9/11; transnational television news; diaspora audiences; collaborative ethnography; diaspora, media and memory
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 33265
Depositing User: Marie Gillespie
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 15:43
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2018 08:10
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