Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre members are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and are involved in many areas of research. Listed below, you will find selected publications by members, related to the activities of the Centre.
Book release: Religion in the Media: A Linguistic Analysis by Salman Al-Azami
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
This ground-breaking book takes an interdisciplinary approach to language, religion and media using an audience-response study. In this book, the author investigates how the three Abrahamic faiths - Christianity, Judaism and Islam - are represented in mainstream British media and analyses how members of each religious group and those with no religion receive those representations. Employing Critical Discourse Analysis, Al-Azami considers the way the media use their power of language to influence the audience’s perceptions of the three religions through newspaper articles, television documentaries and television dramas. Chapter 3 presents the results of an original investigation into the responses of members of the three religious groups and those with no religion when exposed to those same media materials. The author applies the encoding/decoding model and also considers people’s views in face-to-face interactions compared to comments on online newspapers. Comprehensive in its analysis, this book will be of interest to students of Linguistics, Media Studies, Religious Studies, and Journalism.
About the Author
Salman Al-Azami is Senior Lecturer in English Language at Liverpool Hope University. He previously taught at Edge Hill University and worked as a researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr Al-Azami has published widely on bilingualism and language in education, and has organised an international conference on religion and media.
Publication of paper based on Professorial Lecture by Prof. Solomon Salako
An article based on the public Lecture delivered by Professor Solomon E. Salako “Forcible Protection of Nationals Abroad and Humanitarian Intervention: Might or Right?” on 27th of April 2016 was recently published in the Journal International Law Research. The details of the publication and link for access to the full article are as follows:
Publication of papers from the 2014 Centre's Annual Conference in Kritika Kultura
Publication of a selection of papers from the Centre’s annual conference of 2014, ‘Arts and Conflict’, as a section in the journal Kritika Kultura a peer-reviewed journal of literary, language and cultural studies published by Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. The papers have been edited and introduced by Tutu Centre members Antoinette McKane, Zoe Zontou, Terry Phillips and former member Brian Desmond (now at Chester University).
EU-US Cooperation on Internal Security. Building a Transatlantic Regime
By Dr Dimitrios Anagnostakis, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Politics
2017 – Routledge