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Cloning terror : the war of images, 9/11 to the present

Author: W J T Mitchell
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The phrase 'War on Terror' has quietly been retired from official usage, but it persists in the American psyche, and our understanding of it is hardly complete. Exploring the role of verbal and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Art
Art and the war
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W J T Mitchell
ISBN: 9780226532592 9780226532608 0226532593 0226532607
OCLC Number: 587209629
Description: xix, 209 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface: For a war on error --
War is over (if you want it) --
Cloning terror --
Clonophobia --
Autoimmunity: picturing terror --
The unspeakable and the unimaginable --
Biopictures --
The Abu Ghraib archive --
Documentary knowledge and image life --
State of the union, or Jesus comes to Abu Ghraib --
Conclusion: A poetics of the historical image.
Responsibility: W.J.T. Mitchell.

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