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In/visible war : America's twenty-first-century armed conflicts

John Louis Lucaites editor.; Jon Simons 1961- editor.


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  • Title:
    In/visible war : America's twenty-first-century armed conflicts
  • Author: John Louis Lucaites editor.; Jon Simons 1961- editor.
  • Description: Introduction: the paradoxical in/visibility of war / John Louis Lucaites and Jon Simons -- Seeing war. How photojournalism has framed the war in Afghanistan / David Campbell -- Returning soldiers and the in/visibility of combat trauma / Christopher J. Gilbert and John Louis Lucaites -- (Re)fashioning PTSD's warrior project / Jeremy G. Gordon -- Unremarkable suffering: banality, spectatorship, and war's in/visibilities / Rebecca A. Adelman and Wendy Kozol -- Transitio. "War is fun," a photo essay / by Nina Berman -- Laying Bin Laden to rest: a case study of terrorism and the politics of visibility / Jody Madeira -- Not seeing war. Digital war and the public mind: call of duty reloaded, decoded / Roger Stahl -- A cinema of consolation: post-9/11 super invasion fantasy / De Witt Douglas Kilgore -- Differential configurations: in/visibility through the lens of Kathryn Bigelow's The hurt locker (2008) / Claudia Breger -- Canine rescue, civilian casualties, and the long Gulf War / Purnima Bose -- Theorizing the in/visibility of war. The in/visibility of liberal peace: perpetual peace and enduring freedom / Jon Simons -- Why war? Baudrillard, Derrida, and the absolute televisual image / Diane Rubenstein -- War in the twenty-first century: visible, invisible or superpositional? / James Der Derian.
    "In/Visible War addresses a paradox of twenty-first-century American warfare. The contemporary visual American experience of war is ubiquitous and utterly present in public, popular culture, and yet war is simultaneously invisible or absent; we lack a lived sense that "America" is at war. This paradox of in/visibility concerns the gap between the experiences of war zones and the visual, mediated experience of war in public, popular culture, which absents and renders invisible the former. Large portions of the domestic public experience war only at a distance. For these citizens, war seems abstract, or may even seem to have disappeared altogether due to a relative absence of visual images of casualties. Perhaps even more significantly, wars can be fought without sacrifice by the vast majority of Americans. Yet, the normalization of 21st century war also renders it highly visible. War is made visible through popular, commercial, mediated culture. The spectacle of war occupies the contemporary public sphere in the forms of films, video games, and other media, coming together as MIME, the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network. This book asks: What is the significance of this simultaneous in/visibility of war? How do militaristic spectacles serve to hide war's costs while simultaneously representing war? How does the in/visibility of war articulate with other structures, processes and practices of social power? Does critical dissent from war depend on other ways of seeing war and rendering it visible?"--Provided by publisher.
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (286 pages).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8135-8539-2;ISBN 0-8135-8540-6
  • Subjects: War in mass media; Mass media and war -- United States; War and society -- United States -- History -- 21st century; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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