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Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the "War on Terror"
edited by Andrew Martin and Patrice Petro
by Mike Allen, Robert Ricigliano, Doug Davis, Lisa Parks, Doug Davis, Lisa Parks, Wendy Kozol, Marcus Bullock, James Castonguay, Mary Layoun, Rebecca Decola, Patricia Mellencamp and Tony Grajeda
Rutgers University Press, 2006
Paper: 978-0-8135-3830-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-3949-2 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-3829-7
Library of Congress Classification JZ5588.R48 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.931


Analysts today routinely look toward the media and popular culture as a way of understanding global security. Although only a decade ago, such a focus would have seemed out of place, the proliferation of digital technologies in the twenty-first century has transformed our knowledge of near and distant events so that it has become impossible to separate the politics of war, suffering, terrorism, and security from the practices and processes of the media.

This book brings together ten path-breaking essays that explore the ways our notions of fear, insecurity, and danger are fostered by intermediary sources such as television, radio, film, satellite imaging, and the Internet.  The contributors, from a wide range of disciplines, show how both fictional and fact-based threats to global security have helped to create and sustain a culture that is deeply distrustful.  Topics range from the Patriot Act, to the censorship of media personalities, to the role that television programming plays as an interpretative frame for current events.

Designed to promote strategic thinking about the relationships between media, popular culture, and global security, this book is essential reading for scholars of international relations, technology, and media studies.


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