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Knowing war: moving images and the politics of erasure in the post 9/11 world

Hellmich, C. and Purse, L. (2016) Knowing war: moving images and the politics of erasure in the post 9/11 world. E-international relations.

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Abstract/Summary

This article seeks to provoke reflection on the extent to which certain peoples’ lived experience of war is erased and elided in Western media culture, and the consequences for a reduction of intercultural awareness, empathy, and accountability. Reflecting particularly on the post-9/11 period, the article argues for the ethical imperative to question how knowledge of war is produced, and to do so as a critically reflective endeavour both within and across disciplines.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:No
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:67554
Uncontrolled Keywords:war, conflict, erasure, post-9/11
Publisher:E-international relations
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