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Frames of war: when is life grievable? (invited review essay)

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Show simple item record Kenny, Kate 2012-04-26T17:22:40Z 2012-04-26T17:22:40Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, K. (2010) 'Frames of war: when is life grievable? (invited review essay)'. Journal Of Power, 3 (3):459-466. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2158-3803
dc.description.abstract Sometimes when faced with photographs and videos of terrible war scenes, we are left feeling nothing. Though increasingly exposed to images of the horrors of conflict, we often remain immune, unable to really engage with the terror being depicted in the pictures we see. It is true that certain images and stories do manage to slip through the shield of numbness and affect people deeply, like the black and white image of a child burned by napalm during the Vietnam war that circulated through the United States, or the tale of a Christmas truce between soldiers in the trenches during World War I. In these special, one-off instances, the inescapable humanity of the enemy, the 'other' of war, comes sharply into focus. Butler's latest book is about how this can happen, and what it might lead to. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal Of Power en
dc.subject War en_US
dc.subject Media en_US
dc.subject Judith Butler en_US
dc.subject Review en_US
dc.title Frames of war: when is life grievable? (invited review essay) en_US
dc.type Article en_US 2012-04-26T15:04:16Z
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dc.internal.rssid 1138385 Kate Kenny, School Of Political Science, & Sociology, Room 220, Aras Moyola, Nui Galway. 5401 Email:
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