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Bulldozers in the Desert: The Framing of Cultural Heritage Destruction in Palmyra in 2015

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dc.contributor.advisor Cobb, Sara
dc.contributor.author Cloud, Morgan
dc.creator Cloud, Morgan
dc.date 2016-11-19
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-03T17:22:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-03T17:22:30Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G82T1W
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10732
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the history and prevalence of the destruction of cultural property during armed conflict and analyzes the way media frames are used to make sense of and define that destruction. The thesis uses Robert Entman’s Frame definition to look at a set of framing categories, based on previous research, to determine how they are used, and how they interact. Specifically, this analysis will use the case of ISIS and its destructive episode in the Syrian city of Palmyra in the second half of 2015. It examines the legal frameworks employed to combat it in order to discern how this phenomenon is conceptualized during armed conflict. These definitions necessitate different responses and are important to understand in the way the public and international institutions come to understand this phenomenon and its relationship to war.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Syria en_US
dc.subject cultural heritage en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject frame analysis en_US
dc.subject Palmyra en_US
dc.subject ISIS en_US
dc.title Bulldozers in the Desert: The Framing of Cultural Heritage Destruction in Palmyra in 2015 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Malta en_US


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