Down There and Up Here
Down There and Up Here: Orientalism and Othering in Feature Stories is a new book by professor Elizabeth Eide. This book is dedicated to the exploration of a specific subfield of journalism - reporting on the Other across real and perceived borders.
The book is meant to reveal some of the dilemmas and challenges involved in this kind of reporting, concentrating on the long-distance genre of the feature story (reportage); and to open some perspectives when it comes to historical change. It also suggests a methodology of analysis leaning on postcolonial theory, critical discourse analysis, and journalistic experiences. Last but not least, the author (and journalism educator) believes that journalism is not all predetermined by external societal forces, but constitutes a field in which a certain autonomy may be exercised—and where there is room for reflection and improvement.
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Elizabeth Eide is professor II at Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen.
Down There and Up Here: Orientalism and Othering in Feature Stories - New York 2011 - Code: 1-57273-860-X - Elisabeth Eide - Hampton Press