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Violent subjects and rhetorical cartography in the age of the terror wars

"This work examines violence in the age of the terror wars with an eye toward the technologies of governance that create, facilitate, and circulate that violence. In performing a rhetorical cartography that explores the rise of the US armed drone program as well as moments of resistive violence...

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Main Author: Hayes, Heather Ashley
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: London Palgrave Macmillan [2016]
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Summary:"This work examines violence in the age of the terror wars with an eye toward the technologies of governance that create, facilitate, and circulate that violence. In performing a rhetorical cartography that explores the rise of the US armed drone program as well as moments of resistive violence that occurred during the Arab Spring directed at generating a counter-hegemony by Muslim populations, the author argues that the problem of the global terror wars is best addressed by a rhetorical understanding of the ways that governments, as well as individual subjects, turn to violence as a response to, or product of, the post September 11th terror society. When political examinations of terrorism are facilitated through understandings of discourse, Hayes argues, clearer maps emerge of how violence functions to offer mechanisms by which governing bodies, and their subjects, evaluate the success or failure of the "War on Terror." This book will be of interest to public policymakers and informed general readers as well as students and scholars in the fields of rhetoric, political theory, critical geography, US foreign relations/policy, war and peace studies, and cultural studies"--Page [4] of cover
Introducing rhetoricoviolence -- The materiality of rhetoric and violence -- Rhetorical cartography: mapping the terror wars -- Violent subjects -- the buzzing of the drones -- Mapping the disposal of terrorist bodies -- Occupying Tahrir: resistance, violence, and political change -- The terror wars drone on..or don't they?
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references
Physical Description:xv, 207 Seiten Illustrationen 21 cm
ISBN:9781137480989