Military pollution in no war zone: The military representation in the local media

  title={Military pollution in no war zone: The military representation in the local media},
  author={Aide Esu and Simone Maddanu},
  pages={420 - 438}
This article analyses the local press’ representation of an experimental military activity located in Sardinia (Italy). We seek to assess the changes of the portrait of the military over a 57-year period, looking at the relevant narratives that have occurred in the local press. The authors’ perspective scrutinises the local print media as a key medium for understanding representations of the military and its activities. The adoption of frame analysis and the study of the frame effects highlight… Expand

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