War Isn't Hell, It's Entertainment : Essays on Visual Media and the Representation of Conflict (Paperback)

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Real war is a cruel theater of death, yet it is also an exciting narrative exploited for national, political and commercial purposes and turned into numerous films, television shows, computer games, news stories and reenactment plays. This book examines the relationship between war, visual media and entertainment from a number of academic perspectives such as film studies, cultural studies, new media studies, sociology and history. Key topics of the essays include: how war is used as an imaginary site to stage dramas; how boundaries between war, media, and entertainment dissolve as new media alters the formal qualities of representation; how entertainment is used to engage audiences; and what effect products of war and entertainment have on consumers of popular culture.

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Publisher McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Mfg Part# 9780786435586
SKU 210554390
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786435585
Release Date 2/1/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
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Editors Note "This book examines how war is used as an imaginary site to stage dramas; how boundaries between war, media, and entertainment dissolve as new media alters the formal qualities of representation; how entertainment is used to engage audiences; and what effect products of war and entertainment have on consumers of popular culture"--Provided by publisher.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0283
Publisher McFarland & Company
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