1998
DOI: 10.1177/0022343398035005004
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Framing the Wars in the Gulf and in Bosnia: The Rhetorical Definitions of the Western Power Leaders in Action

Abstract: This article examines the rhetorical action of the Western major powers in defining two important international confrontations, the 1990-91 war against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf and the 1992-95 conflict among the Serbs, Croats and Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The leaders of the United States, Great Britain and France constructed the efforts of the anti-Iraq coalition as a `just war with a new world order as its goal' but represented the Bosnian strife as a `cruel and meaningless slaughter that outside force… Show more

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“…Most Americans have little to no knowledge of the issues and threats that the United States faces in the international arena, let alone knowledge of other nation‐states, organizations, or groups. The world can be a bizarre and scary place for many (Kuusisto 1998). The public counts on the president to offer a semblance of order to the world around them, and it is through the use of language that presidents convey that sense of order.…”
Section: Presidential Rhetoric Collective Memory and The Authorizinmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Most Americans have little to no knowledge of the issues and threats that the United States faces in the international arena, let alone knowledge of other nation‐states, organizations, or groups. The world can be a bizarre and scary place for many (Kuusisto 1998). The public counts on the president to offer a semblance of order to the world around them, and it is through the use of language that presidents convey that sense of order.…”
Section: Presidential Rhetoric Collective Memory and The Authorizinmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Journalistic norms regarding 'objectivity' preclude journalists from making explicit policy prescriptions (other than in editorials). Rather, producing empathizing coverage is one way journalists can construct news reports that pressure for a particular policy outcome without explicitly calling for a particular course of action.4 For useful analyses of the frames adopted by Western leaders, although not the news media, of the war in Bosnia, seeKuusisto (1998) andHansen (1998).at SAGE Publications on December 7, 2012 jpr.sagepub.com Downloaded from…”
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confidence: 99%
“…Instead, it is of crucial importance whether the clues composing the frame are culturally congruent or not. A frame resonates with an audience if leaders take the clues for assembling this frame from a pool of ideas that are widely shared by the audience (Entman, 2003, 2004; Kuusisto, 1998; Olmastroni, 2014; Zellman, 2015). In contrast to the other perspectives, the framing literature provides an alternative to overly narrow scholarly compartments.…”
Section: Beyond Narrow Analytical Foci and A Truncated Understanding mentioning
confidence: 99%