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War isn't hell, it's entertainment : essays on visual media and the representation of conflict

Author: Rikke Schubart
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book examines how war is used as an imaginary site to stage dramas; how boundaries between war, media, and entertainment dissolve as new media alters the formal qualities of representation; how entertainment is used to engage audiences; and what effect products of war and entertainment have on consumers of popular culture"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rikke Schubart
ISBN: 9780786435586 0786435585
OCLC Number: 277136424
Description: vi, 283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Rikke Schubart --
The public war body. War porn: spectacle and seduction in contemporary American war memorials / Erika Doss --
Sporting aces and the military: performance, discipline, and nationalism in the fields of honor / Fabian Virchow --
The camera at war: when soldiers become war photographers / Mette Mortensen --
Getting the story right: myth, meaning, and gendered war mythology in the case of Jessica Lynch / Rikke Schubart --
Celebrities and 9/11: "a simple show of unity" / Sue Collins --
War and entertainment. Gender management, popular culture, and the military / Tanja Thomas --
"Tell me that wasn't fun": watching the battle scenes in master and commander with a smile on your face / Anne Gjelsvik --
Comic situations/endless war: M*A*S*H and war as entertainment / Yvonne Tasker --
Lavishing the body politic: The Manchurian candidate / Debra White-Stanley --
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: image and reality / Lawrence H. Suid --
Playing at war. The authentic illusion: twentieth century war reenactors and the ownership of history / Jenny Thompson --
Digital war games and post 9/11 geographies of militarism / Marcus Power --
The political battlefield of pro-Arab video games on Palestinian screens / Helga Tawil-Souri --
Manufacturing militainment: video game producers and military brand games / Matthew Thomas Payne --
War/games: the art of rules and strategies / Bo Kampmann Walther.
Responsibility: edited by Rikke Schubart [and others].


Examines the relationship between war, visual media and entertainment from a number of academic perspectives such as film studies, cultural studies, new media studies, sociology and history. This  Read more...


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