Hijacking History

Author: Liane Tanguay
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773587721
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In Hijacking History, Liane Tanguay unravels the ideology behind an American enterprise unprecedented in scope, ambition, and brazen claim to global supremacy: the War on Terror. She argues that the fears, anxieties, and even the hopes encoded in American popular culture account for the public's passive acceptance of the Bush administration’s wars overseas and violation of many of the rights, privileges, and freedoms they claimed to defend. In her analysis, Tanguay critically examines the neoconservative contention that the current system of liberal-democratic capitalism represents the peak of human evolution - a claim that creates the impression of a "post-historical" age. Establishing a continuity between the "post-historical" imaginary and the attacks of 9/11, the book examines the links between shifting justifications for the war, renewed militarism, and capitalist globalization. Reviewing a wide range of media including Hollywood films, network television, and presidential rhetoric, Tanguay calls for a revival of politics in popular culture and rejects the politics of fear as disseminated by mass media. A timely retrospective on the War on Terror, Hijacking History examines popular representations of US military action and dissects both the logic and the aesthetics by which the dominant discourses strive to justify war, while revealing how some of those forces can ultimately contribute to an ideology of resistance.

Media In The Middle East

Author: Nele Lenze
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319657712
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This edited volume offers the first extended, cross-disciplinary exploration of the cumulative problems and increasing importance of various forms of media in the Middle East. Leading scholars with expertise in Middle Eastern studies discuss their views and perceptions of the media’s influence on regional and global change. Focusing on aspects of economy, digital news, online businesses, gender-related issues, social media, and film, the contributors of this volume detail media’s role in political movements throughout the Middle East. The volume illustrates how the increase in Internet connections and mobile applications have resulted in an emergence of indispensable tools for information acquisition, dissemination, and activism.

Target Markets International Terrorism Meets Global Capitalism In The Mall

Author: Suzi Mirgani
Editor: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839433525
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This book explores the points of convergence between corporate capitalist and terrorist practice. Assessing an increase in the number of terrorist attacks directed at commercial entities in urban areas, with an emphasis on the shopping mall in general and Nairobi's Westgate Mall in particular, Suzi Mirgani offers a fascinating and disturbing perspective on the spaces where the most powerful forces of contemporary culture - the most mainstream and the most extreme - meet on common ground.

Die Traumatisierte Nation

Author: Marcel Hartwig
Editor: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839417422
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Die mediale Verarbeitung des 11. Septembers 2001 - so die zentrale These dieses Buchs - ist in den USA maßgeblich durch die Erinnerung an Pearl Harbor geprägt: Beide Anschläge waren auch Angriffe auf die nationale Identität. Vor dem Hintergrund kulturwissenschaftlicher Diskussionen um kulturelle, nationale oder kollektive Traumata diskutiert die amerikanistische Studie von Marcel Hartwig Ästhetik und Erzählmodi von insgesamt elf Hollywoodproduktionen zu beiden Ereignissen. Damit leistet sie einen ebenso instruktiven wie innovativen Beitrag zur Untersuchung des jüngeren Nationenbildungsprozesses in den USA.

Die Libelle

Author: John le Carré
Editor: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843708533
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Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - Eine Explosion im Diplomatenviertel zerstört die Villa des israelischen Arbeitsattachés und fordert drei Todesopfer. Ein weiterer grausamer Anschlag in einer Reihe europaweiter Attentate, zu denen sich die Terrorgruppe Palästinensische Agonie bekennt. Für den endgültigen Vernichtungsschlag gegen die Terroristen braucht der israelische Meisterspion Schulmann die Hilfe von Charlie, einer jungen englischen Schauspielerin. Als sie einwilligt, einen mit Sprengstoff beladenen Mercedes durch Jugoslawien zu fahren, gibt es für sie kein Zurück mehr. Um zu überleben, wird sie die Rolle ihres Lebens spielen müssen... Der Bestseller - neu aufgelegt zum 75. Geburtstag von John le Carrè.

Discourse War And Terrorism

Author: Adam Hodges
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 902729268X
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Discourse since September 11, 2001 has constrained and shaped public discussion and debate surrounding terrorism worldwide. Social actors in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere employ the language of the “war on terror” to explain, react to, justify and understand a broad range of political, economic and social phenomena. Discourse, War and Terrorism explores the discursive production of identities, the shaping of ideologies, and the formation of collective understandings in response to 9/11 in the United States and around the world. At issue are how enemies are defined and identified, how political leaders and citizens react, and how members of societies understand their position in the world in relation to terrorism. Contributors to this volume represent diverse sub-fields involved in the critical study of language, including perspectives from sociocultural linguistics, communication, media, cultural and political studies.

Trapped In The War On Terror

Author: Ian S. Lustick
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812239836
Size: 16,17 MB
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"Ian Lustick has written a brave, forceful, and very valuable book. I wish that every politician promising to 'defend' America would read what he has to say. Failing that, the voters should."—James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly

Willkommen In Der W Ste Des Realen

Author: Slavoj Žižek
ISBN: 9783709201251
Size: 19,30 MB
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The Book Of God

Author: Colin Jager
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812239799
Size: 10,21 MB
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"The Book of God manages to be at once ambitious, deliberate, and nuanced in its interconnecting conceptions of philosophy and literary criticism."—Orrin Wang, University of Maryland

More Than An Ally

Author: Maryanne Kelton
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754673675
Size: 19,72 MB
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Introducing specific cases to demonstrate both the intensity and complexity of dealing with the US, Maryanne Kelton provides an explanatory framework for understanding the Australian government's choices in its relations with the US across the broader spectrum of security issues.