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Televising War
     

Televising War

by Andrew Hoskins
 

ISBN-10: 0826473067

ISBN-13: 9780826473066

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Our relationship with the past-whether judgment, celebration, commemoration or denial—has become an important part of public culture. This book explores the relationship between televisual communication and memory—focusing on the conflicts that have disrupted and changed our world over the past 50 years—with particular reference to the current war in

Overview

Our relationship with the past-whether judgment, celebration, commemoration or denial—has become an important part of public culture. This book explores the relationship between televisual communication and memory—focusing on the conflicts that have disrupted and changed our world over the past 50 years—with particular reference to the current war in Iraq.

Case studies cover the Holocaust, Vietnam, both Gulf Wars and Kosovo. Though the Vietnam War was extensively televised, it was framed within a domestic U.S. context. By the time of the latest Gulf War and Kosovo the coverage of warfare was both more immediate and more global. Hoskins illustrates this with a comparative critique of individual countries' national media framing of war (including Middle Eastern perspectives) in contrast to the so-called "global" viewpoint of satellite news networks such as CNN.

Televising War examines the intertwining of self, society and media that influences our understanding of both past and present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826473066
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
1,207,759
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

1. Memory in a television age2. Living and re-living Vietnam3. Reality TV: propaganda and real-time4. The end of the CNN phenomenon5. Bodies fallen in time - the bloody resonance of battle6. Remembering Saddam - media history7. Conclusion - 'new' memory

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