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War isn't hell, it's entertainment : essays on visual media and the representation of conflict / edited by Rikke Schubart ... [et al.].

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: P96.W35 W375 2009

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    "This book examines how war is used as an imaginary site to stage dramas; how boundaries between war, media, and entertainment dissolve as new media alters the formal qualities of representation; how entertainment is used to engage audiences; and what effect products of war and entertainment have on consumers of popular culture"--Provided by publisher.
    Format
    Book
    Published
    Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c2009
    Locale
    United States
    Contents
    Introduction / Rikke Schubart
    The public war body. War porn: spectacle and seduction in contemporary American war memorials / Erika Doss
    Sporting aces and the military: performance, discipline, and nationalism in the fields of honor / Fabian Virchow
    The camera at war: when soldiers become war photographers / Mette Mortensen
    Getting the story right: myth, meaning, and gendered war mythology in the case of Jessica Lynch / Rikke Schubart
    Celebrities and 9/11: "a simple show of unity" / Sue Collins
    War and entertainment. Gender management, popular culture, and the military / Tanja Thomas
    "Tell me that wasn't fun": watching the battle scenes in master and commander with a smile on your face / Anne Gjelsvik
    Comic situations/endless war: M*A*S*H and war as entertainment / Yvonne Tasker
    Lavishing the body politic: The Manchurian candidate / Debra White-Stanley
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki: image and reality / Lawrence H. Suid
    Playing at war. The authentic illusion: twentieth century war reenactors and the ownership of history / Jenny Thompson
    Digital war games and post 9/11 geographies of militarism / Marcus Power
    The political battlefield of pro-Arab video games on Palestinian screens / Helga Tawil-Souri
    Manufacturing militainment: video game producers and military brand games / Matthew Thomas Payne
    War/games: the art of rules and strategies / Bo Kampmann Walther.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Schubart, Rikke.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Introduction / Rikke Schubart -- The public war body. War porn: spectacle and seduction in contemporary American war memorials / Erika Doss -- Sporting aces and the military: performance, discipline, and nationalism in the fields of honor / Fabian Virchow -- The camera at war: when soldiers become war photographers / Mette Mortensen -- Getting the story right: myth, meaning, and gendered war mythology in the case of Jessica Lynch / Rikke Schubart -- Celebrities and 9/11: "a simple show of unity" / Sue Collins -- War and entertainment. Gender management, popular culture, and the military / Tanja Thomas -- "Tell me that wasn't fun": watching the battle scenes in master and commander with a smile on your face / Anne Gjelsvik -- Comic situations/endless war: M*A*S*H and war as entertainment / Yvonne Tasker -- Lavishing the body politic: The Manchurian candidate / Debra White-Stanley -- Hiroshima and Nagasaki: image and reality / Lawrence H. Suid -- Playing at war. The authentic illusion: twentieth century war reenactors and the ownership of history / Jenny Thompson -- Digital war games and post 9/11 geographies of militarism / Marcus Power -- The political battlefield of pro-Arab video games on Palestinian screens / Helga Tawil-Souri -- Manufacturing militainment: video game producers and military brand games / Matthew Thomas Payne -- War/games: the art of rules and strategies / Bo Kampmann Walther.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780786435586
    0786435585 (softcover : alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    vi, 283 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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