Defacing Power: The Aesthetics of Insecurity in Global Politics (Paperback)Brent J. Steele (author)
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Moving beyond theory, Brent Steele illustrates his provocative argument about the vulnerability of power with examples from recent history: the My Lai Massacre and the Tet Offensive, September 11 and the al-Qaeda communiques, the atrocities at Fallujah and Abu Ghraib, and the U.S. response to the Asian tsunami of December 2004. He demonstrates how a nation-state-even one as powerful as the United States-comes to feel threatened not only by other nation-states or terrorist organizations but also by unexpected events that challenge its self-constructed image of security. At the same time, Steele shows that as each generation uses available media to create and re-create a national identity, technological innovations allow for the shifting, upheaval, and expansion of the cultural structure of a nation.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 152 x 152 x 23 mm
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