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The 2007 Iranian ‘hostage crisis’ : an Orientalist captivity narrative

Bryce, Derek (2007) The 2007 Iranian ‘hostage crisis’ : an Orientalist captivity narrative. Media Education Journal (42). pp. 13-18. ISSN 0268-1951

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Abstract

Concerned with the deployment of discourses within the representing culture and not principally with that which it seeks to portray. These accounts, in terms of their mediation by the newspapers concerned as well as their anticipated reception by a British readership, would be denuded of much of the urgency of their meaning without the availability of deeply embedded discourses that we can group under the umbrella of Orientalism.