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Language Wars The Role of Media and Culture in Global Terror and Political Violence

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ISBN-10: 0745324843

ISBN-13: 9780745324845

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jeff Lewis

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'Language Wars' is a fascinating account of the relationship between the media, culture and new forms of global, political violence. Using an innovative approach, Jeff Lewis shows how language and the media are implicated in global terrorism and the US-led reprisals in the war on terror.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 10/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

JEFF LEWISnbsp;is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is co-director of the Human Security Project in the Global Cities Institute, and author of Cultural Studies (2002, 2008); Language Wars: The Role of Media and Culture in Global Terror and Political Violence (2005); and Bali's Silent Crisis: Desire, Tragedy and Transition (2009).

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Terrorism and Language Wars
The Mediation of Terror
Culture and the Political Signifier
Cultural Politics and Globalization
Government, Democracy and the Mediasphere
Structure and Methods
Key Concepts
Mediated Terror and the Politics of Representation
Terror
Televisual Media and the Broadcast of Violence
Representation and Violence
The First Casualty: War and Truth
Conclusions
Conflict and Culture: Civilization, History, Identity
Culture and Islam
The Clash of Civilizations Thesis
The Media and Cultural Division
Division and Identity Politics
History and the Roots of Islam
Modernization and Civil Society in the Middle East
Palestine and the 'Jewish Question'
The Body Politic: Interface with Globalization
Interdependence and the Formation of the Cultural Divide
Conclusions
The Meaning of 9/11: In the Midst of Infinite Justice
Meaning and the Aesthetics of Terror
Divine Justice: Global Order
Citizens, Consensus and Dissent
Hero-Victims
Public Opinion and the Not-Quite-Real
The Meaning of America and the Twin Towers
Freedom
Surveillance and Control
Conclusions
The Iraq Invasion: Democracy in the Field of Battle
The Purposes of War
From Freedom to Democracy
Coalitions of the Killing
Democracy in the Age of Terror
The Electronic Polis
Bomb the World
In Bed with al-Qa'ida
Al-Jazeera and the Alternative Media
Conclusions
Globalizing Jihad: The Bali Bombings at the End of Paradise
October 12 and Global Jihad
Jamaah Islamiyah
Paradise Defiled
Clash of Imaginings: Global and National Context
The Crisis of Contiguity
The Bombings: Media and Political Discourses
The Blind Puppeteer: Atrocity and Civil Society in Indonesia
Development and Recovery in Bali
Conclusions
The Occupation of Iraq: Rule of Law and the New Public Sphere
Resolution
The First Casualty: David Kelly and Trial by Ordeal
The New Iraq
Privatization and Occupation
Ordeal and Execution
Al-Jazeera and the Rule of Law
Images of Violence: Photographs and the Transformative Public Sphere
Ordeals at Abu Ghraib
The Body Politic and Abu Ghraib
Theatre of War
Conclusions
Conclusion: Cultural Democracy, Difference and the End of Civilization
Language Wars Here and Over There
Democracy and Global Culture
The Hijab and Global Politics
World Government: Beware the Faithful
References
Index