Based on research into public controversies over labelling violence “terror,” sting operations, and extra-judicial killings, Szpunar analyzes the rise of the “homegrown terrorist” in relation to racialized anxieties over the reach of digital media, the counterterrorism practices it underwrites, and the unequal experiences of citizenship that result.
New York University Press, 2018
What is ISIS? A quasi-state? A terrorist group? A movement? An ideology? As ISIS has transformed and mutated, gained and lost territory, horrified the world and been its punch line, media have been central to understanding it. The changing, yet constant, relationship between ISIS and the media, as well as its adversaries’ dependency on media to make sense of ISIS, is central to this book.