Talking Conflict: The Loaded Language of Genocide, Political Violence, Terrorism, and Warfare (Hardback)Anna M. Wittmann (author)
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In today's information era, the use of specific words and language can serve as powerful tools that incite violence-or sanitize and conceal the ugliness of war. This book examines the complex, "twisted" language of conflict.
* Provides readers with an in-depth awareness of how language is often used to sanitize and obfuscate understanding of reality, thereby offering insight into past and ongoing human conflicts from 1900 onward
* Elucidates important terms that in our current "information age" are being used loosely, often without clear definition
* Promotes a critical analysis of how words are used, particularly as propaganda
* Supports Common Core educational standards by enabling students to learn key critical thinking skills and learning strategies and apply them when reading and interpreting texts
Number of pages: 386
Weight: 1066 g
Dimensions: 257 x 178 x 30 mm
"The author's impartiality and authoritative subject knowledge distinguish this work. Without bias or judgement, Wittman clearly conveys how words can serve as persuasive tools to incite violence, conceal truth, and promulgate propaganda. . . . A convincing analysis of the power of words best suited for public and academic libraries serving readers and researchers who are studying the influence of linguistics and language on history and politics." - Library Journal
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