Cultures Of Militarization

Cultures Of Militarization


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This special issue of TOPIA Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies addresses the ubiquity of militarization, a presence that is woven into the very fabric of civic culture.Militarization is not just something that happens in war zones; when our government invests billions of dollars in war planes, prisons and the "digital economy," while starving resources in social justice, education, the environment and culture, we are living the consequences of global militarization. To talk about cultures of militarization is to talk about the terms in which collective identity is militarized and resistive forms of agency allowed and disallowed.

By recognizing the human relations within capitalism and how these have come to be defined increasingly by military interests, we reveal that militarism is a global master narrative; military diction becomes inseparable from the language of power, sweeping aside human suffering as mere "collateral damage." We are led to believe that it is temporary, and we are compliant in our acceptance of these narratives.

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ISBN-13: 9781897009567
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2011
Pages: 470
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.05(d)

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