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Televising War : From Vietnam to Iraq - Andrew Hoskins

Televising War

From Vietnam to Iraq

Paperback Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780826473066
Number Of Pages: 164

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Our relationship with the past-whether judgment, celebration, commemoration or denial-has become an important part of public culture. This book explores the relationship between televisual communication and memory-focusing on the conflicts that have disrupted and changed our world over the past 50 years-with particular reference to the current war in Iraq.

Case studies cover the Holocaust, Vietnam, both Gulf Wars and Kosovo. Though the Vietnam War was extensively televised, it was framed within a domestic U.S. context. By the time of the latest Gulf War and Kosovo the coverage of warfare was both more immediate and more global. Hoskins illustrates this with a comparative critique of individual countries' national media framing of war (including Middle Eastern perspectives) in contrast to the so-called "global" viewpoint of satellite news networks such as CNN.

Televising War examines the intertwining of self, society and media that influences our understanding of both past and present.

Industry Reviews

British intellectual Andrew Hoskins new book Televising War is a must read. Hoskins study of television s dependence on the image as its bread and butter provides a nuanced analysis of the recent shift in public opinion regarding Iraq. Televising War provides a considered, measured dissection as a rebuke to T.V. s sensationalism New York Press, 6/21/04 6/27/04

Conflicts of memory in a media agep. 1
From Vietnam to the Gulf - re-visions of warp. 13
Reality TV - war in real-timep. 45
Bodies fallen in time - the bloody resonance of battlep. 77
The real Saddam?p. 106
The collapse of memoryp. 126
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ISBN: 9780826473066
ISBN-10: 0826473067
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 1st June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.8  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1