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The Dark Double: US Media, Russia, and the Politics of Values

Andrei P. Tsygankov


This book studies the role of US media in presenting American values as principally different from and superior to those of Russia. The analysis focuses on the media’s narratives, frames, and nature of criticism of the Russian side and is based on texts of editorials of selected mainstream newspapers in the United States and other media sources. The book identifies five media narratives of Russia—“transition to democracy” (1991–1995), “chaos” (1995–2005), “neo-Soviet autocracy” (2005–2013), “foreign enemy” (since 2014), and “collusion” (since 2016)—each emerging in a particular context and sup ... More

Keywords: United States, Russia, media, value, narrative, frame, national identity, ethnocentrism, bias, propaganda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190919337
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190919337.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrei P. Tsygankov, author
Professor of Political Science, San Francisco State University