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dc.contributor.authorCourtney, Claireen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-23T15:27:22Z
dc.date.available2008-01-18T08:45:11Z
dc.date.issued2007en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationCourtney, C. (2007). Reporting Death and Disaster: The Paradox beyond the Numbers (Thesis, Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2306en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2306
dc.description.abstractThe 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed over two hundred thousand people in the fifteen countries the tsunami struck. Amidst extensive media coverage, the New Zealand Herald published in excess of two hundred online articles focusing on the event and aftermath. Representations of death and the dead within these articles are often stereotypical and formulaic. Discourse analysis revealed that death and the dead are represented through both metaphorical images and abject descriptions on two distinct scales. Both the bodies and the characters of the dead are handled explicitly according to socially acceptable trends. The dead are also situated spatially with specific identities constructed and reported on. Utilising discourses from throughout the social sciences, analysis of online publications reveals the way perceptions of media consumers to death both inform and are informed by media producers.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectDeathen_NZ
dc.subjectdisasteren_NZ
dc.subjectreportingen_NZ
dc.subjectjournalismen_NZ
dc.subjecttsunamien_NZ
dc.subjectIndian Oceanen_NZ
dc.titleReporting Death and Disaster: The Paradox beyond the Numbersen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography, tourism and Environmental Planningen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Sciences (MSocSc)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2007-08-23T15:27:22Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2008-01-18T08:45:11Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070823.152722en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-09T23:31:40Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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