(En)gendering Cyberterrorism in the UK News Media:A Discursive Analysis

Jarvis, Lee ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4149-7135 (2017) (En)gendering Cyberterrorism in the UK News Media:A Discursive Analysis. In: Terrorists' Use of the Internet. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics . IOS Press, pp. 356-378. ISBN 978-1-61499-764-1

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This chapter explores how the UK news media represents – or constructs – the threat of cyberterrorism. Drawing on original empirical research, it argues that the news media relies upon a relatively coherent discursive framework in which a vulnerable, passive and weak ‘self’ is juxtaposed with a proactive, resourceful and determined cyber-terrorist other. The chapter then argues that this construction is reflective of the gendered character of this discourse more widely in which news media round cyberterrorism is overwhelmingly: written by male and gender-less authors; reliant upon male and gender-less experts; focused on the actions of male characters; and far more frequently illustrated by images of men, architecture and technology than it is by images of identifiably female characters.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Critical Global Politics
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2022 12:30
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 10:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/90321
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-765-8-356

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