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Re-Imagining the War on Terror
 
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Re-Imagining the War on Terror
Seeing, Waiting, Travelling
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
11 Dec 2008
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Organised around the themes of seeing, waiting and travelling, this book presents an innovative reassessment of the War on Terror. Opening with the September 11 attacks and moving forward in time, each chapter focuses upon a different feature of this conflict, including: Bin Laden's video appearances, Afghanistan, the Iraq War, hostage videos, the awaiting of forthcoming attacks, the imagining of distant places, extraordinary rendition, the unseen and processes of commemoration. Ranging across disciplinary concerns, and taking Lacan's work as its principal theoretical point of reference, Re-Imagining the War on Terror draws upon a diversity of material (from media coverage, to cinema, photography and contemporary art), to uncover aspects of the War on Terror often ignored in assessments of the conflict. In so doing Re-Imagining the War on Terror offers a distinctive re-imagining of a conflict that has defined the opening of the 21st Century.


Description

Organised around the themes of seeing, waiting and travelling, this book presents an innovative reassessment of the War on Terror. Opening with the September 11 attacks and moving forward in time, each chapter focuses upon a different feature of this conflict, including: Bin Laden's video appearances, Afghanistan, the Iraq War, hostage videos, the awaiting of forthcoming attacks, the imagining of distant places, extraordinary rendition, the unseen and processes of commemoration. Ranging across disciplinary concerns, and taking Lacan's work as its principal theoretical point of reference, Re-Imagining the War on Terror draws upon a diversity of material (from media coverage, to cinema, photography and contemporary art), to uncover aspects of the War on Terror often ignored in assessments of the conflict. In so doing Re-Imagining the War on Terror offers a distinctive re-imagining of a conflict that has defined the opening of the 21st Century.


Contents

Introduction
September 11 2001: Spectacularity, the Ruse, the Blot
Acting Out: Afghanistan, Autumn 2001 and Since
The Bin Laden Tapes
'Shock& Awe': Iraq, Spring 2003 and Since
Endless Waiting
Hostage Videos: 'Scenes of Slaughter'
Imagining Kabul
Phantoms and Jails
The Unseen
New York: A Return


Authors

ANDREW HILL is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Socio-Cultural Change at The Open University, UK. He has previously taught at the University of Manchester and The London Institute and held Research Fellowships at the University of Reading and the University of Ulster.