Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

by Wendy Kozol

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816681303
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 11/15/2014
Series: Critical American Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Wendy Kozol is professor of comparative American studies at Oberlin College. She is the author of Life’s America: Family and Nation in Postwar Photojournalism and has coedited two anthologies (with Wendy S. Hesford): Haunting Violations: Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the “Real” and Just Advocacy? Women’s Human Rights, Transnational Feminism, and the Politics of Representation.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Looking Elsewhere

1. Domesticating War in Kosovo: Media Witnessing and Transnational Motherhood
2. Human Rights, Visual Rhetoric: Photojournalism and the War in Afghanistan
3. Precarity in the Night Sky: Missile Defense Advocacy and the U.S. Surveillance Regime
4. Battlefield Trophies: Soldiers' Archives and the Affective Politics of Recoil
5. Skeptical Documents: Toward an Ethics of Spectatorship

Conclusion: From the Sky, On the Ground


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