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Watching war

Author: Jan Mieszkowski
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2012.
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What does it mean to be a spectator to war in an era when the boundaries between witnessing and perpetrating violence have become profoundly blurred? Arguing that the contemporary dynamics of military spectatorship took shape in Napoleonic Europe, Watching War explores the status of warfare as a spectacle unfolding before a mass audience. By showing that the battlefield was a virtual phenomenon long before the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mieszkowski, Jan, 1968-
Watching war.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012005968
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Mieszkowski
ISBN: 9780804785013 0804785015 0804782393 9780804782395
OCLC Number: 808340571
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : watching war --
How to tell a war story --
The witness under fire --
Looking at the dead --
Visions of total war --
Conclusion : old wars, new wars.
Responsibility: Jan Mieszkowski.

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Watching War explores what it means to be a spectator to battles in an era in which the boundaries between witnessing, representing, and perpetrating violence have become profoundly blurred.  Read more...

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