Watching Murder: ISIS, Death Videos and Radicalization

Author:   Simon Cottee (Professor, University of Kent, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781032245973


Pages:   150
Publication Date:   24 June 2022
Format:   Paperback
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Fills a conspicuous gap in the literature by providing an authoritative dissection of one of the more prominent features of contemporary terrorism: so-called jihadi snuff videos. Explains how ISIS harnessed social media to manipulate global opinion and communicate a carefully constructed image of the group. Written in a lively and accessible style, it interrogates why some people find terrorist atrocity films both repulsive and irresistible.

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Author:   Simon Cottee (Professor, University of Kent, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Weight:   0.285kg
ISBN:  

9781032245973


ISBN 10:   1032245972
Pages:   150
Publication Date:   24 June 2022
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Watching Murder fills a conspicuous gap in the literature by providing an authoritative dissection of one of the more prominent-and chilling-features of contemporary terrorism: so-called jihadi snuff videos. Cottee brings his usual perspicacity, verve, and clarity to explain how ISIS harnessed social media to manipulate global opinion and communicate a carefully constructed image of the group designed simultaneously to repel and appeal to its multiple target audiences. - Professor Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University and author of Inside Terrorism In this book, Simon Cottee interrogates himself, and his readers, about why some people find terrorist atrocity films both repulsive and irresistible. These films often contain important information for counterterrorism, but not all of us are willing to risk PTSD in order to decode them. As we have come to expect of Cottee, he is perpetually, provocatively sceptical of any and all received wisdom. Lushly written and researched. - Professor Jessica Stern, Author of 'Terror in the Name of God'


Watching Murder fills a conspicuous gap in the literature by providing an authoritative dissection of one of the more prominent-and chilling-features of contemporary terrorism: so-called jihadi snuff videos. Cottee brings his usual perspicacity, verve, and clarity to explain how ISIS harnessed social media to manipulate global opinion and communicate a carefully constructed image of the group designed simultaneously to repel and appeal to its multiple target audiences. - Professor Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University and author of Inside Terrorism In this book, Simon Cottee interrogates himself, and his readers, about why some people find terrorist atrocity films both repulsive and irresistible. These films often contain important information for counterterrorism, but not all of us are willing to risk PTSD in order to decode them. As we have come to expect of Cottee, he is perpetually, provocatively sceptical of any and all received wisdom. Lushly written and researched. - Professor Jessica Stern, Author of 'Terror in the Name of God'


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Simon Cottee is a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Kent (UK), a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a contributing editor at Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. He is the author of Black Flags of the Caribbean: How Trinidad Became an ISIS Hotspot (2021); ISIS and the Pornography of Violence, (2019) and The Apostates: When Muslims Leave Islam (2015).

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