Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745320793 Published March 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745320809 Published March 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Brute Reality: Power, Discourse and the Mediation of War

Stuart Price

Brute Reality: Power, Discourse and the Mediation of War

Stuart Price

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745320793 Published March 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745320809 Published March 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Brute Reality is a fascinating analysis of the attempts by Western countries to justify their increasingly violent foreign-policy agendas and assert the contradictory interests of a transnational elite.

Stuart Price provides a critical insight into a number of influential structures that have helped shape contemporary attitudes to warfare. The book contains a wealth of transcripts and media sources, including Channel Four’s coverage of 9/11 and the rhetorical pronouncements of leading politicians. Beginning with the state of ‘war’ created after the September 11th attacks, Price follows the strategic adjustments begun during the Iraq adventure, and includes reference to the modifications in policy carried out during the Obama Presidency.

Students of media, film and journalism will find this book an invaluable resource for the study of power, rhetoric, and mediation.

Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Composition of the 'Terror War'
1. From The 'War On Terror' To 'Overseas Contingency Operations'
2. War, Terror And the Real
3. Media and the Reproduction Of Meaning
4. Surveillance, Authority and Linguistic Categories
5. Film, Bureaucracy and the Gendered Protagonist
6. Economic Transformation, Protest and the State
Conclusion: Democracy and the Terror War
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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