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Representing Mass Violence: Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur

Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur

Joachim J. Savelsberg

Publisher: University of California Press
Imprint: University of California Press
Published: 09/2015
Pages: 362
Print ISBN: 9780520281509
eBook ISBN: 9780520281509


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How do interventions by the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court influence representations of mass violence? What images arise instead from the humanitarianism and diplomacy fields? How are these competing perspectives communicated to the public via mass media? Zooming in on the case of Darfur, Joachim J. Savelsberg analyzes more than three thousand news reports and opinion pieces and interviews leading newspaper correspondents, NGO experts, and foreign ministry officials from eight countries to show the dramatic differences in the framing of mass violence around the world and across social fields. Representing Mass Violence contributes to our understanding of how the world acknowledges and responds to violence in the Global South.