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Imagining America at War : Morality, politics, and film

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Ten films released between 9/11 and Gulf War II reflect raging debates about US foreign policy and what it means to be an American. Tracing the portrayal of America in the films Pearl Harbor (World War II); We Were Soldiers and The Quiet American (the Vietnam War); Behind Enemy Lines, Black Hawk Down and Kandahar (episodes of humanitarian intervention); Collateral Damage and In the Bedroom (vengeance in response to loss); Minority Report (futurist pre-emptive justice); and Fahrenheit 9/11 (an explicit critique of Bush's entire war on terror), Cynthia Weber presents a stimulating new study of how Americans construct their identity and the moral values that inform their foreign policy. This is not just another book about post-9/11 America. It introduces the concept of 'moral grammars of war', and explains how they are articulated.

Slight shelfwear, small amounts of green highlighting to 30 pages - a good study copy.

Published 2007

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Author(s):
Weber, Cynthia
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415375371
ISBN-13:
9780415375375
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Imagining America at War : Morality, politics, and film

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Ten films released between 9/11 and Gulf War II reflect raging debates about US foreign policy and what it means to be an American. Tracing the portrayal of America in the films Pearl Harbor (World War II); We Were Soldiers and The Quiet American (the Vietnam War); Behind Enemy Lines, Black Hawk Down and Kandahar (episodes of humanitarian intervention); Collateral Damage and In the Bedroom (vengeance in response to loss); Minority Report (futurist pre-emptive justice); and Fahrenheit 9/11 (an explicit critique of Bush's entire war on terror), Cynthia Weber presents a stimulating new study of how Americans construct their identity and the moral values that inform their foreign policy. This is not just another book about post-9/11 America. It introduces the concept of 'moral grammars of war', and explains how they are articulated.

Slight shelfwear, small amounts of green highlighting to 30 pages - a good study copy.

Published 2007

Author(s):
Weber, Cynthia
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415375371
ISBN-13:
9780415375375
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Imagining America at War : Morality, politics, and film

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