Tuesday, 30 September 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism: Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear

    By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | News Analysis

    USA on TV(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

    The use of new digital technologies and social media by ISIS has drawn a great deal of attention by the dominant media not only because the extremists have used them as a form of visual terrorism to graphically portray the beheadings of captured American and British civilians, but also because of its alleged sophistication as a marketing tool. Examining ISIS's propaganda machine within a neoliberal frame of reference that responds to the latter in the language of the market does more than depoliticize the use of the media as a spectacle of terrorism.


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