Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the

Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the "War on Terror" / Edition 1

by Andrew Martin, Patrice Petro, Wendy Kozol, Marcus Bullock, James Castonguay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813538300

ISBN-13: 9780813538303

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Analysts today routinely look toward the media and popular culture as a way of understanding global security. Although only a decade ago, such a focus would have seemed out of place, the proliferation of digital technologies in the twenty-first century has transformed our knowledge of near and distant events so that it has become impossible to separate the politics

Overview

Analysts today routinely look toward the media and popular culture as a way of understanding global security. Although only a decade ago, such a focus would have seemed out of place, the proliferation of digital technologies in the twenty-first century has transformed our knowledge of near and distant events so that it has become impossible to separate the politics of war, suffering, terrorism, and security from the practices and processes of the media.

This book brings together ten path-breaking essays that explore the ways our notions of fear, insecurity, and danger are fostered by intermediary sources such as television, radio, film, satellite imaging, and the Internet.  The contributors, from a wide range of disciplines, show how both fictional and fact-based threats to global security have helped to create and sustain a culture that is deeply distrustful.  Topics range from the Patriot Act, to the censorship of media personalities, to the role that television programming plays as an interpretative frame for current events.

Designed to promote strategic thinking about the relationships between media, popular culture, and global security, this book is essential reading for scholars of international relations, technology, and media studies.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813538303
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
New Directions in International Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction by Patrice Petro and Andrew Martin
Future-War Storytelling: National Security and Popular Film by Doug Davis
Visions of Security: Impermeable Borders, Impassable Walls, Impossible Home/Lands? By Mary N. Layoun
The Origins of the Danger Market by Marcus Bullock
Cold War, Redux by Robert Ricigliano and Mike Allen
Popular Culture and Narratives of Insecurity by Andrew Martin
Fearful Thoughts: U.S. Television Post 9/11 and the Wars in Iraq by Patricia Mellencamp
Planet Patrol: Satellite Imaging, Acts of Knowledge, and Global Security by Lisa Parks
Intermedia and the "War on Terror" by James Castonguay
Remapping the Visual War on Terrorism: Citizenship and its Transnational Others by Wendy Kozol and Rebecca DeCola
Picturing Torture: Gulf Wars Past and Present by Tony Grajeda
Notes on Contributors
Index

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