The Resource What changes in media risk frames reveal about changing attitudes toward modern life : the case of the Greek Press, 1977-2004, by Daniel McCormac, (electronic resource)

What changes in media risk frames reveal about changing attitudes toward modern life : the case of the Greek Press, 1977-2004, by Daniel McCormac, (electronic resource)

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What changes in media risk frames reveal about changing attitudes toward modern life : the case of the Greek Press, 1977-2004
Title
What changes in media risk frames reveal about changing attitudes toward modern life
Title remainder
the case of the Greek Press, 1977-2004
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel McCormac
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Some social scientists note that Westerners have become disenchanted with their society, which they see as promoting industrial development and a soul less consumerism that are out of control and destroying the natural environment. The same social scientists also note that ambivalent attitudes towards institutions and people accompany the disenchantment and weaken bonds of trust among people. The result is an acute anxiety about uncertainty, which predisposes people to view human activity and the future through the prism of vulnerability and risk. These sociologists see this predisposition as constituting a new global paradigm of understanding society and social experience, which they sum up with phrases like "world risk society" (Beck) and the "culture of fear" (Furedi). According to these sociologists, concern about risk - negative consequences of human activity - now colors perceptions of social issues, individual behavior, and expectations of humanity's future. This study examined what the sociologists mean by risk and risk awareness, and tested their claim that a risk paradigm has emerged and consolidated over the past three decades, by seeing if such a trend was apparent in the Greek press. Content analysis of news and editorials in two Greek newspapers over a thirty-year period found no evidence of a shift toward risk as a dominant frame of social experience
Cataloging source
MUU
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McCormac, Daniel
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Wilkins, Lee
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  • Content analysis (Communication)
  • Greek newspapers
  • Risk
  • Risk perception
Target audience
specialized
Label
What changes in media risk frames reveal about changing attitudes toward modern life : the case of the Greek Press, 1977-2004, by Daniel McCormac, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 24, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166291866
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166291866
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
What changes in media risk frames reveal about changing attitudes toward modern life : the case of the Greek Press, 1977-2004, by Daniel McCormac, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 24, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166291866
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166291866
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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