War Culture

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Through the Crosshairs

War, Visual Culture, and the Weaponized Gaze

Rutgers University Press

Through the Crosshairs traces the genealogy of the weaponized gaze—camera footage framed from the perspective of a military drone, a descending smart bomb, or a sniper’s telescopic sights. Tracking these images across a variety of media, including news reports, action movies, and video games, Roger Stahl explores how they have influenced public perceptions.  

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Imperial Affects

Sensational Melodrama and the Attractions of American Cinema

Rutgers University Press

Imperial Affects is the first sustained account of American action-based cinema as melodrama. From the earliest war films through the Hollywood Western and the late-century action cinema, imperialist violence and mobility have been produced as sites of both visceral pleasure and moral virtue.

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In/visible War

The Culture of War in Twenty-first-Century America

Rutgers University Press

In/Visible War addresses a paradox of twenty-first century American warfare. The editors examine how the contemporary visual American experience of war is ubiquitous and utterly present in public, popular culture, and yet war is simultaneously invisible or absent; we lack a lived sense that “America” is at war.  
 

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In/visible War

The Culture of War in Twenty-first-Century America

Rutgers University Press

In/Visible War addresses a paradox of twenty-first century American warfare. The editors examine how the contemporary visual American experience of war is ubiquitous and utterly present in public, popular culture, and yet war is simultaneously invisible or absent; we lack a lived sense that “America” is at war.  
 

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War Is Not a Game

The New Antiwar Soldiers and the Movement They Built

Rutgers University Press

On July 23, 2004, five marines, two soldiers, and one airman became the most unlikely of antiwar activists. War Is Not a Game tells the story of these men and women, and the many others who joined them, harnessing their disillusionment, idealism, and determination to become leaders of a nationwide movement, Iraq Veterans Against the War. Nan Levinson chronicles the accomplishments of these brave veterans, showing that sometimes the most vital battles take place on the home front.

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The Other Air Force

U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media Since 9/11

Rutgers University Press

As it seeks to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world, the United States has poured millions of dollars into local television and radio programming. However, as this fascinating new book shows, the Middle Eastern media producers who rely on these funds are hardly puppets on an American string, but instead contribute their own political and artistic agendas. The Other Air Force reveals the remarkable creative output that can emerge even from the world’s tensest conflict zones.

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