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Media and disasters: demarcating an emerging and interdisciplinary area of research

Stijn Joye (UGent)
(2014) SOCIOLOGY COMPASS. 8(8). p.993-1003
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This article provides an overview of the research and literature on media and disasters. Drawing on the central idea of a disaster as a social and media construction, I identify this young and rapidly emerging body of research as an inherent interdisciplinary area that has attracted the interest of many disciplines within social sciences. A first section of the article focuses on a characterization of (mediated) disasters and the question of academic relevance. Second, I adopt a historical perspective to reflect on issues of disciplinary concern, followed by an outline of the contemporary body of literature. In a final section, directions to advance future research on media and disasters are discussed.

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Joye, Stijn. 2014. “Media and Disasters: Demarcating an Emerging and Interdisciplinary Area of Research.” Sociology Compass 8 (8): 993–1003.
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Joye, S. (2014). Media and disasters: demarcating an emerging and interdisciplinary area of research. SOCIOLOGY COMPASS, 8(8), 993–1003.
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Joye S. Media and disasters: demarcating an emerging and interdisciplinary area of research. SOCIOLOGY COMPASS. 2014;8(8):993–1003.
MLA
Joye, Stijn. “Media and Disasters: Demarcating an Emerging and Interdisciplinary Area of Research.” SOCIOLOGY COMPASS 8.8 (2014): 993–1003. Print.
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