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The narrative rhythm of terror: : A study of the Stockholm terrorist attack and the 'Last Night in Sweden' event

Författare

  • Cecilia Cassinger
  • Jörgen Eksell
  • Maria Månsson
  • Ola Thufvesson

Summary, in English

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine how the mediatisation of terror attacks affects the brand image of tourism cities.
Design/methodology/approach

Informed by theories of mediatisation and space, the study analyses two different types of terror attacks in Sweden during 2017 as media events. The focus of analysis is on identifying spatial and temporal patterns that underpin the narrative rhythm of the discussions of the events on Twitter and online news platforms.
Findings

The findings demonstrate that the unfolding of the events can be divided into three phases of varying intensity in rhythm and implications for city brand image. The manifestation of an imaginary terror attack in a digital environment had a greater impact on the narratives of the city than an actual one.
Research limitations/implications

Rythmanalysis is introduced as a useful device to examine how urban space is mediatised through social media and online news flows.
Originality/value

The study contributes with novel knowledge on the mediatisation of city space on digital media platforms in a post-truth world. It shows that city administrations need to deal with both real and imaginary terror attacks, especially when there is an already established negative image of the city.

Avdelning/ar

  • Institutionen för strategisk kommunikation
  • Institutionen för service management och tjänstevetenskap

Publiceringsår

2018-12-03

Språk

Engelska

Sidor

484-494

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

International Journal of Tourism Cities

Volym

4

Issue

4

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Ämne

  • Social Sciences
  • Media Studies
  • Business Administration

Nyckelord

  • terrorism
  • place branding
  • narrative
  • rhythm
  • tourism

Status

Published

Projekt

  • The Mediatization of terror acts - how a destination is negotiated, managed and framed by different stakeholders
  • The geography of fear: the tourist destination in the shadow of conceptions of terror

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 2056-5607