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The new violent cartography : geo-analysis after the aesthetic turn

Author: Samson Okoth Opondo; Michael J Shapiro
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Interventions (Routledge (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This edited volume will collect a number of essays which propose and examines different though related critical responses to modern cultures of war among other cultural practices of statecraft. Taken together, these essays present a space of creative engagement with the political and draw on a broad range of cultural contexts and genres of expressions to provoke the thinking that exceeds the conventional stories  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samson Okoth Opondo; Michael J Shapiro
ISBN: 9780415782845 0415782848 9780203124383 0203124383
OCLC Number: 690089939
Description: xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the new violent cartography: geo-analysis after the aesthetic turn / Sam Okoth Opondo and Michael J. Shapiro --
pt. I. Violence, literary and narrative cartographies. Maps and the geography of violence: Farah's Maps and Conrad's Heart of darkness / Russell West-Pavlov ; Chronotopicity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a yellow sun / Christopher E.W. Ouma ; Beyond imaginative geographies: critique, cooptation and imagination in the aftermath of the war on terror / Angharad Closs Stephens --
pt. II. Warring bodies and bodies politic. Coming home: the temporal presence of the U.S. soldier's wounded body / Brianne Gallagher ; Eater of death / Shailja Patel ; Diplomatic dissensus: a report on humanitarianism, moral community and the space of death / Sam Okoth Opondo ; Reassembling memory: Rithy Panh's S-21: the Khmer Rouge killing machine / Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim ; The grounds of the violent image in Israel's "Cast lead" operation in Gaza /Meir Wigoder ; Violent masculinities and the phallocratic aesthetics of power in Kenya / Grace A. Musila --
pt. III. Continuing violent cartographies and the redistribution of the sensible. The north west frontier of Pakistan: preoccupation with "unveiling" the battlefield and the continuing violent cartographies / Syed Sami Raza ; Cyprus, violent cartography and the distribution of ethnic identity / Costas M. Constantinou ; Dignity, memory and the future under siege: reconciliation and nation-building in post-apartheid South Africa / Bhekizizwe Peterson ; The international aesthetic of the Yasukuni Jinja and Yushukan Museum / Geoffrey Whitehall and Eric Ishiwata ; Repartitioning the U.S.-Mexico border: cinematic thought, shock, and empathy in Orson Welles's Touch of evil / David Toohey ; A continuing violent cartography: from Guadalupe Hidalgo to contemporary border crossings / Michael J. Shapiro.
Series Title: Interventions (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Samson Okoth Opondo and Michael J. Shapiro.

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"This edited volume will collect a number of essays which propose and examines different though related critical responses to modern cultures of war among other cultural practices of statecraft. Taken together, these essays present a space of creative engagement with the political and draw on a broad range of cultural contexts and genres of expressions to provoke the thinking that exceeds the conventional stories and practices of international relations"--

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