Mr Andrew Panay

Lecturer

School School of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department Division of Sociology

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8714

Biography

I’m a Sociologist and Lecturer with many years of experience in teaching. 

I joined the Abertay University in 1995 following a brief career in mainstream teaching.

My research interests are focused on the sociology of political culture and the media. I’m concerned principally with narratives and discourses of politics, conflict and war, and more generally with the social production of these as myth and propaganda.

I also have a broad interest in British and American cultural history and popular culture, and a longstanding interest in the American captivity narrative.

I teach across a number of programmes. These are my current teaching duties and responsibilities 

Level 1 – Introduction to the Sociology of Media (Module Tutor)

Level 2 – News, Truth and Power 

Level 2 - Popular Media Genres (Elective, Module Tutor)

Level 3 – Propaganda, PR and Misinformation (Module Tutor)

Level 4 – Death, Killing and Dying

Interests

My research interests are primarily in the sociology of political culture and the media, and are concerned principally with narratives and discourses of politics, conflict and war, and more broadly with the social production of these as myth and propaganda. I am very happy to consider student projects and dissertations on representation and discourse with respect to television and newspapers, cinema, films and games. I am interested in war, conflict and society, have a broad interest in British and American cultural history and popular culture, and popular culture genres; and a long stadning interest in the American captivity carrative. I am currently researching the uses and construction of politcal myths in the British tabloid press using the methodological tooklits developed by critical discourse analysis (CDA). 

2017

Fear appeal construction in the Daily Mail Online

Panay, A. (2017) Fear appeal construction in the Daily Mail Online. . . p. 45-62. .
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2014

War, captivity and the American civilising process on the colonial frontier of the eighteenth century

Panay, A. (2014) War, captivity and the American civilising process on the colonial frontier of the eighteenth century. . . p. 3-10. .
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2013

The peculiar pose of Jessica Lynch

Panay, A. (2013) The peculiar pose of Jessica Lynch. In: Barthes' mythologies today: readings of contemporary culture. Bennett, P. (ed.), McDougall, J. (ed.). p. 112-117. Abingdon: Routledge.
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2012

Eschatology and Sacred Errand in Mary Rowlandson’s Sovereignty and Goodness of God

Panay, A. (2012) Eschatology and Sacred Errand in Mary Rowlandson’s Sovereignty and Goodness of God. . . p. 8-13. .
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'God was with me in a wonderful manner'

Panay, A. (2012) 'God was with me in a wonderful manner'. . . .
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2006

“Spinning into semi-reality”

Panay, A. (2006) “Spinning into semi-reality”. . . p. 21-24. .
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2004

Film and cinema

Panay, A. (2004) Film and cinema. In: Encyclopedia of 20th-century technology. Hempstead, C. (ed.), Worthington, Jr., W. (ed.). p. 348-349. Abingdon: Routledge.
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From Little Big Man to little green men

Panay, A. (2004) From Little Big Man to little green men. . . p. 201-216. .
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2002

The outlaw Josey Wales and the frontier myth of development

Panay, A. (2002) The outlaw Josey Wales and the frontier myth of development. . . p. 31-38. .
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