Trauma and the Media

A book review from H-Net gets at what I’ll call the “practical” rhetoric of trauma in the media. Anne Rothe. Popular Trauma Culture: Selling the Pain of Others in the Mass Media. London: Rutgers University Press, 2011. 224 pp. $72.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-5128-9; $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-5129-6. Doug Underwood. Chronicling Trauma: Journalists and Writers on…