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The Resource From above : war, violence, and verticality, [edited by] Peter Adey, Mark Whitehead, Alison J. Williams

From above : war, violence, and verticality, [edited by] Peter Adey, Mark Whitehead, Alison J. Williams

Label
From above : war, violence, and verticality
Title
From above
Title remainder
war, violence, and verticality
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Peter Adey, Mark Whitehead, Alison J. Williams
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A series of in-depth accounts of 'the view from above' in shaping notions of territory, security and conflict"--
  • "The arrival of the aerostatic balloon at the end of the nineteenth century ushered in a new perspective on the battlefield, taking over from the mount--the hill at the edge of the field of combat--and the fortified tower positioned within it. Since then there has been no perspective more culpable in war, violence and security than the aerial one. From Above explores the aerial view in new depth and clarity. It draws in vivid detail on studies of the aerial perspective today and on rich empirical investigations of the aerial view from the past. Chapters examine a range of case studies and examples, from Vietnam and the balloon prospect, camouflage, colonial policing, to today's drone wars. The contributors draw on perspectives from history, international relations, political geography and cultural studies in order to provide a truly interdisciplinary perspective on the view from above. They also consider the view from above in relation to its technologies, legalities, practices, doctrines, and visual culture. Among the contributors are renowned international experts such as Derek Gregory, Trevor Paglen, Caren Kaplan, Klaus Dodds and Priya Satia. The aerial view is a perspective that can no longer be ignored, one that is of growing significance for those interested in geopolitics, militarism and conflict"--
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Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
UG632
LC item number
.F76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Adey, Peter
  • Whitehead, Mark
  • Williams, Alison
Series statement
Critical war studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Air warfare
  • Air power
  • Visual perception
  • Perspective (Philosophy)
  • War (Philosophy)
  • Militarism
  • Violence
  • Human territoriality
  • National security
  • Geopolitics
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Luftkrigföring
  • Säkerhetspolitik
  • Geopolitik
  • Krig
Label
From above : war, violence, and verticality, [edited by] Peter Adey, Mark Whitehead, Alison J. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Visual Culture and Verticality / Peter Adey, Mark Whitehead and Alison Williams -- SECTION ONE. SCIENCE, MILITARISM AND DISTANCE -- The Balloon Prospect : Aerostatic Observation and the Emergence of Militarised Aeromobility / Caren Kaplan -- Lines of Descent / Derek Gregory -- Aerial Surveying, Geopolitical Competition and the Falkland Islands Dependency Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE 1955/7) / Klaus Dodds and Royal Hollowa -- Networks, Nodes and De-Territorialised Battlespace : The Scopic Regime of Rapid Dominance / Martin Coward -- Photomosaics : Mapping the Front, Mapping the City / Paul K. Saint-Amour -- SECTION TWO. AERIAL AESTHETICS, DISTORTION AND THE VIEW FROM BELOW -- "Concealing the Crude" : Airmindedness and the Camouflaging of Britain's Oil Installations, 1936/9 / James Robinson -- Flying into the Unknown : Cinematic Cultures of War and the Aesthetics of Disappearance / John Armitage -- Project Transparent Earth and the Autoscopy of Aerial Targeting : The Visual Geopolitics of the Underground / Ryan Bishop -- AFP-731 or The Other Night Sky : An Allegory / Trevor Paglen -- SECTION THREE. FROM CLOSE TO REMOTE -- The Pain of Love : The Invention of Aerial Surveillance in British Iraq / Priya Satia -- Targeting Affective Life From Above : Morale and Airpower / Ben Anderson -- Ecologies of the Wayward Drone / Jordan Crandall -- Satellite Images, Security and the Geopolitical Imagination / David Campbell
Control code
837146409
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 376 pages
Isbn
9781849042994
Lccn
2013025728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)837146409
Label
From above : war, violence, and verticality, [edited by] Peter Adey, Mark Whitehead, Alison J. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Visual Culture and Verticality / Peter Adey, Mark Whitehead and Alison Williams -- SECTION ONE. SCIENCE, MILITARISM AND DISTANCE -- The Balloon Prospect : Aerostatic Observation and the Emergence of Militarised Aeromobility / Caren Kaplan -- Lines of Descent / Derek Gregory -- Aerial Surveying, Geopolitical Competition and the Falkland Islands Dependency Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE 1955/7) / Klaus Dodds and Royal Hollowa -- Networks, Nodes and De-Territorialised Battlespace : The Scopic Regime of Rapid Dominance / Martin Coward -- Photomosaics : Mapping the Front, Mapping the City / Paul K. Saint-Amour -- SECTION TWO. AERIAL AESTHETICS, DISTORTION AND THE VIEW FROM BELOW -- "Concealing the Crude" : Airmindedness and the Camouflaging of Britain's Oil Installations, 1936/9 / James Robinson -- Flying into the Unknown : Cinematic Cultures of War and the Aesthetics of Disappearance / John Armitage -- Project Transparent Earth and the Autoscopy of Aerial Targeting : The Visual Geopolitics of the Underground / Ryan Bishop -- AFP-731 or The Other Night Sky : An Allegory / Trevor Paglen -- SECTION THREE. FROM CLOSE TO REMOTE -- The Pain of Love : The Invention of Aerial Surveillance in British Iraq / Priya Satia -- Targeting Affective Life From Above : Morale and Airpower / Ben Anderson -- Ecologies of the Wayward Drone / Jordan Crandall -- Satellite Images, Security and the Geopolitical Imagination / David Campbell
Control code
837146409
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 376 pages
Isbn
9781849042994
Lccn
2013025728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)837146409

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