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I am Emeritus Professor of Media and Communications in the School of Arts and Creative Industries. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a former member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s peer review college. I’m an associate editor at Frontiers in Communication, and am also on the editorial board of Media, War & Conflict, the advisory panel of JOMEC Journal, and the international advisory board of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media.
I have written widely on the role of the media in post-Cold War conflicts and international interventions. Framing Post-Cold War Conflicts (Manchester University Press, 2007), presents a comparative study of this area, examining UK press coverage across six different crises. The book empirically tests the sometimes contradictory claims that have been made about news coverage of war, and investigates the extent to which Western military action has been represented as justifiable and necessary.
Media, War and Postmodernity (Routledge, 2007) argues that contemporary warfare may be understood as ‘postmodern’ in that it is driven by the collapse of grand narratives in Western societies and constitutes an attempt to recapture a sense of purpose and mission. Discussing the humanitarian interventions of the 1990s and the ‘war on terror’, the book analyses the rise of a postmodern sensibility in domestic and international politics, and explores how the projection of power abroad is undermined by a lack of cohesion and purpose at home.
Though much of my work on war and international interventions focuses on the role of the news media, I am also editor of Screens of Terror (Abramis Academic, 2011), about the representation of war in film and television drama, and co-editor of War Games (Bloomsbury, 2020) about war and video games.
A major secondary research focus is on the tensions and contradictions in contemporary environmentalist discourse, including how this is refracted in politics, journalism and celebrity culture. Climate Change and Post-Political Communication (Routledge, 2018) explores how the issue has been taken up by elites struggling to construct plausible visions of the future, and how it provides a focus for much broader anxieties about a loss of modernist political agency and meaning.
Postgraduate Research Supervision
|Mr Dragoljub Pavicevic||Doctoral Research Project||PhD|
|Mrs Kadian Shameka Wilson||Doctoral Research Project||MRes|
|Miss Laura Jane Filotrani||eSports Journalism: Theory and Practice||PhD|
Awarded in the last 5 years
|Miss Raquel Campos Valverde||Understanding Musicking on Social Media: Music Sharing, Sociality and Citizenship||PhD|
|Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)||2017||"WarGames: Memory, Militarism, and the Subject of Play"||Principal Investigator|
War Games: Memory, Militarism and the Subject of Play
Hammond, P. and Pötzsch, H. (ed.) (2020). War Games: Memory, Militarism and the Subject of Play. New York Bloomsbury Academic.
Climate Change and Post-Political Communication
Hammond, P (2018). Climate Change and Post-Political Communication. London Routledge.
Journalism Studies: A Critical Introduction
Hammond, P. and Calcutt, A. (2011). Journalism Studies: A Critical Introduction . London Routledge.
Post-Political Communication and Sustainability
Hammond, P. (2020). Post-Political Communication and Sustainability. in: Weder, F., Krainer, L. and Karmasin, M. (ed.) The Sustainability Communication Reader Dordrecht Springer.
Approaching the War/Game Nexus [Editorial]
Pötzsch, H and Hammond, P (2016). Approaching the War/Game Nexus [Editorial]. Game Studies. 16 (2).
Phil Mullan, Beyond Confrontation: Globalists, Nationalists and Their Discontents
Hammond, P. (2020). Phil Mullan, Beyond Confrontation: Globalists, Nationalists and Their Discontents. Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40647-020-00297-0
Advocacy Journalism, the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention and the Syrian War
Hammond, P., Al Nahed, S. and McCormack, T. (2019). Advocacy Journalism, the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention and the Syrian War. in: Seaga Shaw, I. and Selvarajah, S. (ed.) Reporting Human Rights, Conflicts, and Peacebuilding: Critical and Global Perspectives London Palgrave Macmillan.
When frames collide: ‘Ethnic war’ and ‘genocide’
Hammond, P (2018). When frames collide: ‘Ethnic war’ and ‘genocide’. Media, War and Conflict. 11 (4), pp. 434-445. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750635218776994
Theorising media/state relations and power
Hammond, P (2016). Theorising media/state relations and power. in: Robinson, P, Seib, P and Fröhlich, R (ed.) Routlege Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security Abingdon Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Eco-Apocalypse: Environmentalism, Political Alienation, and Therapeutic Agency
Ortega Breton, H and Hammond, P (2016). Eco-Apocalypse: Environmentalism, Political Alienation, and Therapeutic Agency. in: Ritzenhoff, K and Krewani, A (ed.) The Apocalypse in Film: Dystopias, Disasters, and Other Visions about the End of the World Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 105-116
Post-screen experiments [Editorial Introduction]
Aziz, T and Hammond, P (2017). Post-screen experiments [Editorial Introduction]. Journal of Media Practice. 18 (1), pp. 1-3. https://doi.org/10.1080/14682753.2017.1308745
From Computer-Assisted to Data-Driven: Journalism and Big Data
Hammond, P (2015). From Computer-Assisted to Data-Driven: Journalism and Big Data. Journalism: theory, practice and criticism. 18 (4), p. 2015. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884915620205
Introduction: Studying War and Games
Hammond, P and Pötzsch, H (2019). Introduction: Studying War and Games. in: War Games Memory, Militarism and the Subject of Play London Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 1-14
The Serbs in Western Political and Media Discourse: Othering, Demonisation and Tutelage
Hammond, P. (2022). The Serbs in Western Political and Media Discourse: Othering, Demonisation and Tutelage. in: Journalism and Foreign Policy: How the US and UK Media Cover Official Enemies Routledge.
Framing Post-Cold War Conflicts: The Media and International Intervention
Hammond, P. (2011). Framing Post-Cold War Conflicts: The Media and International Intervention. Manchester Manchester University Press.
Media, War and Postmodernity
Hammond, P. (2007). Media, War and Postmodernity. London Routledge.
Degraded Capability: The Media and the Kosovo Crisis
Hammond, P. and Herman, E.S. (ed.) (2000). Degraded Capability: The Media and the Kosovo Crisis . London Pluto Press.
Cultural Difference, Media Memories: Anglo-American Images of Japan
Hammond, P. (ed.) (1997). Cultural Difference, Media Memories: Anglo-American Images of Japan. London Cassell.