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Observant states : geopolitics and visual culture

Author: Fraser MacDonald; Rachel Hughes; Klaus Dodds
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2010.
Series: International library of human geography, 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the horrors of 9/11 and Abu Ghraib to the mechanical, mundane functioning of airport biometrics, geopolitical truths are established through a process of visual demonstration. Visual culture has  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fraser MacDonald; Rachel Hughes; Klaus Dodds
ISBN: 9781845119447 1845119444 9781845119454 1845119452
OCLC Number: 528443624
Description: x, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: envisioning geopolitics / Fraser MacDonald, Rachel Hughes and Klaus Dodds --
Imaging terror: logos, pathos and ethos / James Der Derian --
Torture and the ethics of photography / Judith Butler --
'Not to be missed' weapons of mass destruction: displaying the Enola Gay / Timothy W. Luke --
Flying the flag: Pan American Airways and the projection of US power across the interwar Pacific / Alison J. Williams --
Affectivity and geopolitical images / Sean Carter and Derek P. McCormack --
Gameworld geopolitics and the genre of the quest / Rachel Hughes --
'I used to keep a camera in my top left-hand pocket': the photographic practices of British soldiers / Rachel Woodward, Trish Winter and K. Neil Jenkings --
The scopic regime of 'Africa' / David Campbell and Marcus Power --
Combat zones that see: urban warfare and US military technology / Stephen Graham --
Eye to eye: biometrics, the observer, the observed and the body politic / Emily Gilbert --
Vigilant visualities: the watchful politics of the war on terror / Louis Amoore --
Perpendicular sublime: regarding rocketry and the Cold War / Fraser MacDonald.
Series Title: International library of human geography, 16.
Responsibility: edited by Fraser McDonald, Rachel Hughes and Klaus Dodds.

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