Behind Media Marginality

Behind Media Marginality : Coverage of Social Groups and Places in the Israeli Press

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Behind Media Marginality examines the considerations and decisions that have resulted in the distorted and negative media coverage of minority groups in the Israeli media. Author Eli Avraham looks closely at media portrayals of those living in the geographic margins of Israeli kibbutzim, Jewish settlements in the West Bank, development cities, and the Israeli-Arab community from the 1960s through the 1990s. An analysis both of media operations and of Israeli society, this book provides important insights into the role of the media in the formation of national identity.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 147.3 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 453.6g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739104640
  • 9780739104644

About Eli Avraham

Eli Avraham is Assistant Professor of Communication at Haifa University and the author of several articles on the Israeli media.
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Review quote

Behind Media Marginality is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the interplay of mass communications and marginalization. -- Charlotte Ryan, Boston College Media Research Action Project Behind Media Marginality covers an important yet understudied area of media research. Avraham's case studies successfully highlight the media's role in defining and shaping the ideological struggles of Israeli society at its margins. Further, the study's conceptualization and multi-methodological strategy offer an excellent point of departure for reflecting on the social roles of news in the U.S. -- Dan Berkowitz, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Part 2 Media Representation of Social Groups and Places Chapter 3 The Media and Construction of Reality Chapter 4 The Model and the Factors Shaping Place Coverage Patterns Part 5 Findings Chapter 6 Characteristics of Social Groups and Places Chapter 7 The Social-Political Distance Between Centers of Power and Social Groups Chapter 8 Media Representation as a Function of Social-Ideological Distance Chapter 9 Media Organization Policy Towards Coverage of Social Groups and Places Chapter 10 Socio-Political Environment Chapter 11 Social Groups' Media Strategies, Spokesmanship, and Public Relations Chapter 12 Discussion and Summary
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