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Figuring violence : affective investments in perpetual war

Author: Rebecca A Adelman
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Figuring Violence explores the roles of imagination and affects like apprehension, affection, admiration, gratitude, pity, and anger in sustaining contemporary American militarism. The book charts  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca A Adelman
ISBN: 9780823281671 0823281671 9780823281688 082328168X
OCLC Number: 1050455469
Description: xi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Fabricated connections, deeply felt --
Envisioning civilian childhood --
Affective pedagogies for military children --
Recognizing military wives --
Economies of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury --
Liberal imaginaries of Guantánamo --
Feeling for dogs in the War on Terror --
Conclusion: a radical and unsentimental attention.
Responsibility: Rebecca A. Adelman.

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