The threat and fear of war: The state and politics in American mass media

The cultivation of political fears of the state and radical change of attitudes in the minds of people is possible in certain socio-political and economic conditions and massive propaganda in the mass media. The concept of political fear is insufficiently studied in psycholinguistics. This article is dedicated to exploring the political fears of the state in the modern American mass media. This research uses hypothetical-deductive and inductive methods, methods of definitional, interpretative and subjective analysis, and content analysis. It is found that in the modern American mass media, political fear of the state is revealed in fear of war and competition. To verbalize the horror of war and struggle, politicians in power use various tactics of agonal function as the main means of impact on opponents. © Media Watch.

Authors
Baigozhina D.O.1 , Zheltukhina M.R. 2 , Shiryaeva T.A.3 , Talybina E.V. 4 , Minakova N.A. 4 , Zyubina I.A.5
Journal
Publisher
Media Watch
Number of issue
3
Language
English
Pages
439-446
Status
Published
Volume
11
Year
2020
Organizations
  • 1 Department of TV, Radio, and Public Relations at L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan
  • 2 Department of English Philology at Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University, Russian Federation
  • 3 Department of English Language and Professional Communication at Pyatigorsk State University, Russian Federation
  • 4 Department of Russian Language and Teaching Methods at Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Russian Federation
  • 5 Department of Linguistics and Professional Communication at Southern Federal University, Russian Federation
Keywords
American media; Fear; International politics; Media discourse; Psycholinguistics; State tactics; War
Date of creation
20.04.2021
Date of change
20.04.2021
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/72634/
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