Crisis and the Media

Narratives of crisis across cultural settings and media genres

Marianna Patrona | Hellenic Army Academy
ISBN 9789027200341 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264428 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Google Play logo
How is ‘crisis’, one of the most resonating words in the modern world, related to the mass media? Is crisis independent of the discourse practices of media text and talk? This book is a collection of studies that brings together current research into the ways in which crisis is constructed and communicated in contemporary media discourse. Studies in this book advance our understanding of crises as social events that are discursively constructed, performed, responded to, but also ‘rehearsed’ as a form of social practice. Relying on the application of techniques of discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis (CDA), including visual analysis, the book provides a wealth of empirical evidence on how crisis is mediated across a range of written, oral and visual media. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of media, who combine an interest in discourse analysis with disciplines as diverse as media and cultural studies, political communication, and sociology.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“We live in a crisis-ridden age, where the crises are complex, carrying real and profound consequences. Our ways of understanding them, however, are defined by discourse – especially the discourses of journalism and the media. This book provides an indispensable guide to the ways in which media discourse is mobilised to make sense of the severe dislocations of our time – whether they be social, political or economic. It is full of timely case studies, illuminated by a rich range of analytic methods; an interdisciplinary triumph.”
Cited by

Cited by 10 other publications

Alanezi, Ahmad
2021. Using social networks in school crisis management: evidence from middle school principals in Kuwait. Education 3-13 49:8  pp. 935 ff. DOI logo
D'Acunto, Francesco
2018. Tear Down this Wall Street: Anti-Market Rhetoric, Motivated Beliefs, and Investment. SSRN Electronic Journal DOI logo
Daniela Maier, Carmen, Finn Frandsen & Winni Johansen
2019. Visual Crisis Communication in the Scandinavian Press. Nordicom Review 40:2  pp. 91 ff. DOI logo
Khan, Rimi & Harriette Richards
2021. Fashion in ‘crisis’: consumer activism and brand (ir)responsibility in lockdown. Cultural Studies 35:2-3  pp. 432 ff. DOI logo
Massoc, Elsa
2022. Fifty Shades of Hatred and Discontent - Varieties of Anti-finance Discourses on the European Twitter (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK). SSRN Electronic Journal DOI logo
Patrona, Marianna & Joanna Thornborrow
2017. Mediated Constructions of Crisis. In The Mediated Politics of Europe,  pp. 59 ff. DOI logo
Salahshour, Neda & Dimitris Serafis
Serafis, Dimitris, Carlo Raimondo, Stavros Assimakopoulos, Sara Greco & Andrea Rocci
2021. Argumentative dynamics in representations of migrants and refugees: Evidence from the Italian press during the ‘refugee crisis’. Discourse & Communication 15:5  pp. 559 ff. DOI logo
Serafis, Dimitris, Franco Zappettini & Stavros Assimakopoulos
2023. The Institutionalization of Hatred Politics in the Mediterranean: Studying Corpora of Online News Portals During the European ‘Refugee Crisis’. Topoi 42:2  pp. 651 ff. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 23 may 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.


Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017055189 | Marc record