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The Resource Defacing power : the aesthetics of insecurity in global politics, Brent J. Steele

Defacing power : the aesthetics of insecurity in global politics, Brent J. Steele

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Defacing power : the aesthetics of insecurity in global politics
Title
Defacing power
Title remainder
the aesthetics of insecurity in global politics
Statement of responsibility
Brent J. Steele
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates how nation-states create self-images in part through aesthetics and how these images can be manipulated to challenge those states' power. Although states have long employed media, such as radio, television, and film, for their own image-making purposes, counterpower agents have also seized upon new telecommunications technologies. Most recently, the Internet has emerged as contested territory where states and other actors wage a battle of words and images. Moving beyond theory, Brent Steele illustrates his provocative argument about the vulnerability of power with examples from recent history: the My Lai Massacre and the Tet Offensive, September 11 and the al-Qaeda communiqués, the atrocities at Fallujah and Abu Ghraib, and the U.S. response to the Asian tsunami of December 2004. He demonstrates how a nation-state--even one as powerful as the United States--comes to feel threatened not only by other nation-states or terrorist organizations but also by unexpected events that challenge its self-constructed image of security. At the same time, Steele shows that as each generation uses available media to create and re-create a national identity, technological innovations allow for the shifting, upheaval, and expansion of the cultural structure of a nation."--Publisher
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digitized
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steele, Brent J
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Security, International
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Security, International
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Macht
  • Internationale Politik
Label
Defacing power : the aesthetics of insecurity in global politics, Brent J. Steele
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn694362893
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472022809
Lccn
2010014121
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djchc9
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694362893
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Defacing power : the aesthetics of insecurity in global politics, Brent J. Steele
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn694362893
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472022809
Lccn
2010014121
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djchc9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694362893
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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