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One Day in July: Experiencing 7/7 by John…

One Day in July: Experiencing 7/7

by John Tulloch

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As John's former student and friend, I like this book of his better than any of his other academic ones. ( )
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"I don't remember seeing a flash. I didn't hear the blast—I was too close. Like a distorted film, my vision stretched and turned yellow. I was just three feet from the bomb." On July 7, 2005, John Tulloch, a risk analyst and sociologist with expertise in how the media report major international events, found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. The next day he was on the front page of virtually every major newspaper, having been sitting just three feet away from the suicide bomber on the Edgware Road tube train when it exploded. He had became a victim of the risk he knew so well in theory—he had become one of those media stories he was so used to analyzing. But he had also, like many others, become a victim of British and American foreign policy and been caught up, literally in a moment, in a terrible symbol of our particular time in history. From the three most recent wars—Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq—to media representations of disaster, from his own incredibly moving story to the relationships he built up with those who helped him, this compelling and profoundly important book is set to be a classic—a work that captures both a moment and an era with sensitivity and precision.

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"One Day in July is the story of how John Tulloch happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is a narrative of his 7th of July: his recollections of what happened to him when the bomb exploded, his injuries, his recuperation during the months that followed. But it is also much more than that. John Tulloch is a professor of media and sociology and an expert on risk who has spent his career analysing how the media respond to major events. He has written books and papers on risk and everyday life. On 8 July his bloodied image was used by the majority of British newspapers. Over the coming days and weeks, time and again, he was interviewed and photographed and asked for comment. One paper used a 7 July picture of him to further a campaign with which John vehemently disagreed." "In addition to his work on media and risk, John has worked in Kosovo and assessed the impact of recent wars there and in Iraq on Western society. One Day in July draws on this and his other work and combines it with his own personal view of where we are today as a society at war, at home and abroad."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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