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Media, War and Postmodernity
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Media, War and Postmodernity

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Media, War and Postmodernity by Philip Hammond

Book Description

Media, War and Postmodernity investigates how conflict and international intervention have changed since the end of the Cold War, asking why Western military operations are now conducted as high-tech media spectacles, apparently more important for their propaganda value than for any strategic aims. Discussing the humanitarian interventions of the 1990s and the War on Terror, the book analyzes the rise of a postmodern sensibility in domestic and international politics, and explores how the projection of power abroad is undermined by a lack of cohesion and purpose at home. Drawing together debates from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, Philip Hammond argues that contemporary warfare may be understood as 'postmodern' in that it is driven by the collapse of grand narratives in Western societies and constitutes an attempt to recapture a sense of purpose and meaning.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415374941
ISBN-10: 0415374944
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Framing Post-Cold War Conflicts by Philip Hammond Framing Post-Cold War Conflicts, Paperback (December 2011)

Examines how the media interprets contemporary conflicts and international interventions. It compares British press coverage across six different crises (Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq), examining how conflict is explained and how far Western military intervention is represented as justifiable and necessary.

Media, War and Postmodernity by Philip Hammond Media, War and Postmodernity, Hardback (October 2007)

Investigates how conflict and international intervention have changed since the end of Cold War, asking why Western military operations are conducted as high-tech media spectacles, apparently important for their propaganda value than for any strategic aims. This book analyzes rise of a postmodern sensibility in domestic and international politics.

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Author Biography - Philip Hammond

Philip Hammond is Reader in Media and Communications at London South Bank University. He is the author of Framing Post-Cold War Conflicts (2007) and co-editor, with Edward S. Herman, of Degraded Capability: The Media and the Kosovo Crisis (2000).

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