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At war with metaphor : media, propaganda, and racism in the war on terror

Author: Erin Steuter; Deborah Wills
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2009, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The book's main argument is that global social injustice is by and large epistemological injustice. It maintains that there can be no global social justice without global cognitive justice.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Steuter; Deborah Wills
ISBN: 9780739121986 0739121987 9780739121955 0739121952 0739121995 9780739121993
OCLC Number: 435838596
Description: xix, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Weaponizing words : metaphor and war --
Making enemies : propaganda and the making of the orientalist "other" --
Rallying racism : dehumanization and genocide --
Rats in the trap : animal metaphors in the news --
Infestation and eradication : exterminationist rhetoric in political cartoons --
Hatespeak : discourses of dehumanization in talk radio --
Media march to war : understanding news filters --
Boiling the blood and narrowing the mind : fomenting backlash --
Talking our way to peace : new metaphors for change.
Responsibility: Erin Steuter and Deborah Wills.
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