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Disappearing War - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cinema Erasure in Post 9;11 World

English · Hardback

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Informationen zum Autor Christina Hellmich is Associate Professor in IR & Middle East Studies at the University of Reading Dr Lisa Purse is Associate Professor in Film in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading. Klappentext 'From mainstream news coverage of conflict to the use of close-ups in The Master, this searching edited collection explores the dialectic between the seen and the unseen in the contemporary war film. The contributors tackle the question of whether the myriad changes to war and the representation of war - via embedded reporting, drones, virtual reality and so on - constitute a deep ideological erasure. Their insights are intellectually and ethically illuminating and advance our understanding of the cultural imagination of war in important ways.'Guy Westwell, QMULThe battles fought in the name of the 'war on terror' have re-ignited questions about the changing nature and experience of war. For those geographically distant from these conflict zones, often the only means of knowing and understanding war is through the media. But what is missing from the mediated experience of war that film, television and the internet provide? What are the intentional and unintentional processes of erasure that shape this experience, and what are their consequences?Cinema is a key site for such questions. Examining a range of films that have provoked debate, from award-winning features such as Zero Dark Thirty and American Sniper, to documentaries like Kill List and Dirty Wars, alongside the work of visual artists like Harun Farocki and Omer Fast, this book maps the practices of erasure that have marked the cultural representation of military interventions connected to the 'war on terror'. In doing so, this interdisciplinary collection represents an important intervention into contemporary debates about the intersection of war and politics, cinema and the media.Christina Hellmich is Associate Professor in IR & Middle East Studies and Lisa Purse is Associate Professor of Film in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television, both at the University of Reading.Cover image: Drone Shadow 007: The Lavender Hill Drone, installed by James Bridle and Grace Jones. Photograph © James Bridle.Cover design:[EUP logo]edinburghuniversitypress.comISBN 978-1-4744-1656-6Barcode Zusammenfassung The battles fought in the name of the war on terror have re-ignited questions about the changing nature of war! and the experience of war for those geographically distant from its real world consequences. What is missing from our highly mediated experience of war? Inhaltsverzeichnis IllustrationsContributorsAcknowledgments1. Introduction: Film and the epistemology of war, Christina Hellmich & Lisa Purse 2. Good Kill? U.S. soldiers and the killing of civilians in American film, Cora Sol Goldstein3. '5000 feet is the best': drone warfare, targets, and Paul Virilio's 'accident', Agnieszka Piotrowska 4. Post-heroic war / the body at risk, Robert Burgoyne 5. Disappearing bodies: visualising the Maywand District murders, Thomas Gregory 6. The unknowable soldier: the face of Freddie Quell, James Harvey-Davitt 7. Visible dead bodies and the technologies of erasure in the war on terror, Jessica Auchter 8. Ambiguity, ambivalence and absence in Zero Dark Thirty, Lisa Purse9. Invisible war: broadcast television documentary and Iraq, Janet Harris10. Nine cinematic devices for staging (in)visible war and the (vanishing) colonial present, Shohini Chaudhuri11. Afterword: Reflections on knowing war, Christina Hellmich...

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Authors Christina (University of Reading) Purse Hellmich, Christina Purse Hellmich, Ms Christina Purse Hellmich, HELLMICH CHRISTINA
Assisted by Christina Hellmich (Editor), Ms Christina Hellmich (Editor), Dr. Lisa Purse (Editor), Lisa Purse (Editor)
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 28.02.2017
EAN 9781474416566
ISBN 978-1-4744-1656-6
No. of pages 208
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Art > Theatre, ballet
Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous
Social sciences, law, business > Political science > Political science and political administration

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