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Altheide, David L.

Works: 43 works in 218 publications in 3 languages and 6,920 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, wpr, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HN90.M3, 791.455
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David L Altheide
Creating reality : how TV news distorts events by David L Altheide( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-year research project, including more than one year in a network affiliate station, provided the material for an analysis of current practices in television news programming. Based on the thesis that the organization of news encourages the oversimplification of events, this analysis traces the foundation of the bias called the "news perspective" through commercialism, scheduling, technology, and competition; provides ethnographic materials to illustrate how these constraints affect news personnel; and offers partial solutions to the problem as well as suggestions for scrutinizing news messages. The following topics are discussed: television news and everyday life; the news environment, including ratings, management, and audience; the news organization; local news; coverage of political conventions by local and national news; the Eagleton and Watergate stories; and rethinking television news, with consideration for the context of events. An appendix describes the methodology employed in the study. (Mai)
Terrorism and the politics of fear by David L Altheide( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thoughtful text demonstrates how the mass media constructs a politics of fear in the United States. Using a social interactionist perspective, the chapters examines such issues as the expansion of surveillance on the Internet, the construction of a terrorism-fighting hero to promote patriotism, the use of social media by terror groups, the fear of the other fostered by the refugee crisis and western radicalization, as well as the mass-mediated reaction to recent terrorist attacks. Also covered are the politics of fear involving disease (Ebola, Zika), social control efforts, and harsh attacks on American governmental officials for not keeping people safe from harm. All chapters in this new edition have been updated with descriptions and relevant analysis of significant events, including two Israeli-Hamas wars, terrorism attacks (e.g., Boston Marathon, Charlie Hebdo, San Bernadino, etc.), global reactions- often hostility- to refugees in the United States and especially Europe, the development of ISIS, surveillance (Wiki Leaks, Snowden, NSA), and the growing significance of social media. The text explains how the social construction of fear is used to steer public and foreign policy, arguing that security policies to protect the citizenry from violence have become control systems that most often curtail privacy and civil liberties. --
Creating fear : news and the construction of crisis by David L Altheide( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creative use of fear by news media and social control organizations has produced a "discurse of fear"--The awareness and expection that danger and risk are lurking everywhere. Case studies illustrates how certain organizations and social institutions benefit from the explotation of such fear construction. One social impact is a manipulated public empathy: We now have more "victims" than at any time in our prior history. Another, more troubling resutl is the role we have ceded to law enforcement and punishment: we turn ever more readily to the state and formal control to protect us from what we fear
Media power by David L Altheide( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media logic by David L Altheide( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative media analysis by David L Altheide( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In order to prepare a successful research project, a qualitative researcher often must consult media documents of various types. Authors David L. Altheide and Christopher J. Schneider show readers how to obtain, categorize, and analyze these different media documents in this entry in the Qualitative Research Methods series. They look at traditional primary documents such as newspapers and magazines but also at more recent forms--television newscasts and cyberspace. The use of student examples of research protocols makes this book a useful primer in deriving meaning from the bombardment of media documents a qualitative researcher faces."--Site de l'éditeur
Media worlds in the postjournalism era by David L Altheide( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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An ecology of communication : cultural formats of control by David L Altheide( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Altheide's new book advances the argument set in motion some years ago with Media Logic and continued in Media Worlds in the Postjournalism Era: that in our age, information technology and the communication environments it posits have affected the private and the social spheres of all our power relationships, redefining the ground rules for social life and concepts such as freedom and justice." "Articulated through an interactionist and non-deterministic focus, An Ecology of Communication offers a distinctive perspective for understanding the impact of information technology, communication formats, and social activities in the new electronic environment. As more routines, rituals, and activities incorporate such technologies within their organizational cultures, new sorts of activities are added and previous ones are changed according to an underlying logic explored in these pages. Various chapters illustrate some of these altered and redefined organizational cultures: bureaucracy, the mass media, computer formats, war, surveillance, and testing, among others."--Jacket
Bureaucratic propaganda by David L Altheide( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror post 9/11 and the media by David L Altheide( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the world, the mass media are responsible for shaping the form and content of experiences. In this book, David L. Altheide examines how the mass media, including news and popular culture, have cast terrorism, propaganda, and social control post-9/11. Altheide shows how fear works with terrorism to alter discourse, social meanings, and our sense of being in the world. Emphasis is placed on the different institutional interventions and how these particular stories become framed and inform the wider media narratives of terror. The author argues that post-9/11 we are witnessing the emergence of new communication formats that not only constitute counter-narratives, but also shape future communicative experience."--Jacket
The media syndrome by David L Altheide( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past 45 years, award-winning sociologist David L. Altheide has illuminated how media formats and media logic affect our understanding of social issues, of how political decisions are made, and of how we relate to each other. In this masterful, summative work, Altheide describes the media syndrome: how these factors shape our expectations of, and reactions to, both public and personal events. Ideal for courses on mass media and political communication, the book -provides a detailed description of the media syndrome and its impact on daily life; -uses historical and contemporary examples from Watergate to Edward Snowden; -includes the changes in the ecology of communication from mass media to social media and its social impact"--
Media edge : media logic and social reality by David L Altheide( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Existential sociology by Jack D Douglas( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Taḥlīl al-nawʻá li-wasāʼil al-iʻlām by David L Altheide( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Arabic and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creare la realtà : i telegiornali in America : selezione e trattamento delle notizie by David L Altheide( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'analisi qualitativa dei media by David L Altheide( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policing and social media : social control in an era of new media by Christopher J Schneider( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates various public aspects of the management, use, and control of social media by police agencies in Canada. This book aims to illustrate the process by which new information technology namely, social media and related changes in communication formats have affected the public face of policing and police work. Schneider argues that police use of social media has altered institutional public police practices in a manner that is consistent with the logic of social media platforms. Policing is changing to include new ways of conditioning the public, cultivating self-promotion, and expanding social control. While each case study presented here focuses on a different social media platform or format, his concern is less with the particular format per se, as these will undoubtedly change, and more with developing suitable analytical and methodological approaches to understanding contemporary policing practices on social media sites."
The present and future of symbolic interactionism : proceedings of the international symposium, Pisa 2010 by International Symposium on the Present and Future of Symbolic Interactionism( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating reality by David L Altheide( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating reality : how TV news distorts events ; introd. by Arthur J. Vidich by David L Altheide( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Terrorism and the politics of fear
Qualitative media analysisTerror post 9/11 and the mediaExistential sociology
Alternative Names
Altheide, D.

Altheide, David

Altheide, David 1945-

Altheide, David L.

David Altheide American sociologist

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David Altheide sociòleg estatunidenc

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English (178)

Italian (8)

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