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Wednesday 13 January 2010

Professor Jytte Klausen maintains that the crisis following the publication of cartoons depicting Mohammed in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in Denmark back in 2005 was stirred up by different sets of people all with something to gain from precipitating a crisis.

Her detailed analysis of the course of events claims to show that irresponsible newspaper publishers, vested interests in elections in Denmark and Egypt, and later Islamic extremists seeking to destabilise governments in Pakistan, Lebanon, Libya and Nigeria all played a part in orchestrating the upset.

Also, Laurie Taylor talks to Les Back and Mike Robinson, editor of The Framed World: Tourism, Tourists and Photography, about the hidden significance of holiday snaps. What are people hoping to achieve when they 'capture' a scene and what does the holiday pose tell us about modern mores?

  • Jytte Klausen

    Jytte Klausen, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, Boston

    The Cartoons that Shook the World,” (2009)
    Publisher: Yale University Press
    ISBN-10: 0300124724
    ISBN-13: 978-0300124729

    Find out more about Jytte Klausen
  • Mike Robinson

    Prof Mike Robinson, Director of the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change

    The Framed World; Tourism, Tourists and Photography,a collection of essays on tourism studies
    edited by Mike Robinson and David Picard.
    Publisher: Ashgate
    ISBN-10: 0754673685
    ISBN-13: 978-0754673682

    Find out more about Mike Robinson
  • Les Back

    Les Back, Professor of Sociology Goldsmiths University

    “Portrayal and Betrayal: Bourdieu, Photography and Sociological Life,”(2009)
    Sociological Review, Volume 57, 3: 471-491
    This Special issue of Sociological Review entitled Bourdieu In Algeria is jointly edited with Nirmal Puwar and Azzedine Habour

    Find out more about Les Back


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