BOOK REVIEW: Mediatised Terrorism: East-West Narratives of Risk

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There is a growing body of literature in the social sciences that suggests that we live in a world surrounded by narratives that construct and interpret particular understandings of reality, that serve to make sense of the world. Following the understanding that everyone and everything has a narrative in the world we live in; it would not be wrong to say that these narratives appear in every shape and dimension. For instance, since the media also has a story to tell, we hear, watch, see and witness a wide variety of stories from the media. The media is therefore the producer and distributor of narratives. However, this emphasis has a deeper implication, namely that news stories are not simply a spiral of words describing events. This is because the media convey news to the receiving public by representing, constructing, and reconstructing it (through narratives).


Media, Terrorism, Narratives


Seda Çolakoğlu, “Saira Ali, Mediatised Terrorism: East-West Narratives of Risk (London and New York, Routledge, 2022)”, Uluslararasi Iliskiler, Advanced Online Publication, 18 April 2024, pp. 1-4.


Seda ÇOLAKOĞLU MA Student, Department of International Security, Turkish National Police Academy, Ankara E-Mail: [email protected] Orcid: 0000-0002-3267-5315

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