Photojournalism and Foreign Policy

Photojournalism and Foreign Policy

—-Icons of Outrage in International Crises

Author: David D. Perlmutter

First published in 1998

Praeger Publishers, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881

An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.


1. In search of Icons of Outrage

The “Problem” of Visual Images and Foreign Policy

Framing Images

Whose Icons Are They, Anyway?

Defining the Icon

Defining Outrage

Icons in Action

2. The “Magic Bullet” of General Loan: Tet, 1968

Framing the “Magic Bullet”

Measuring Public Reaction

The “Relevance” Context of Tet

Manufacturing Tet

3. The Consensus of Outrage: *****, 1989

4. When Icons Collide: Somalia, 1992-1993

Getting In: Framing Intervention

The Context of Intervention

Getting Out: Framing the “Battle of Mogadishu”

Framing Outrage

Unasked Questions: The Frames Not Presented

The Icons of Arrogance?

5. Managing Icons of Outrage



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