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Digital Media, Fears, and Their Ontological Demagogic Power: Utopia, Homeland, Occupied

Yvonne Bezrucka
From the journal Pólemos

Abstract

The article aims to focus on the rhetoric of TV-series. Utopia, Homeland, and Occupied, are thus examined in their characterizing traits, being all constructed via the epistemic filter of a fear-eristics that often produces an oversimplified propaganda jargon linked to a racist imagology. How these digital, but ontologically guided, rhetorical strategies then work with populism is made clear in the essay.

Published Online: 2020-04-21
Published in Print: 2020-04-28

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