How to Look Good in A War

How to Look Good in A War

Justifying and Challenging State Violence

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How to Look Good in A War examines the methods used to depict, defend and justify the use of state violence. Many books have shown how 'truth is the first casualty of war' but this is the first to analyse exactly how pro-war narratives are constructed and normalised.

Brian Rappert details the 'upside-down' world of war in which revelation conceals, knowledge fosters uncertainty, and transparency obscures. He looks at government spin during recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya where officials manoeuvre between circulating and withholding information.

Examining how organised violence is justified, How to Look Good in A War draws on experiences from recent controversy to consider how ignorance about the operation of war is produced and how concerned individuals and groups can intervene to make a difference.


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Examines the methods used to depict, defend and justify the use of state violence in recent wars, from Iraq to Libya.
How to Look Good in A War examines the methods used to depict, defend and justify the use of state violence. Many books have shown how 'truth is the first casualty of war' but this is the first to analyse exactly how pro-war narratives are constructed and normalised. Brian Rappert details the 'upside-down' world of war in which revelation conceals, knowledge fosters uncertainty, and transparency obscures. He looks at government spin during recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya where officials manoeuvre between circulating and withholding information. Examining how organised violence is justified, How to Look Good in A War draws on experiences from recent controversy to consider how ignorance about the operation of war is produced and how concerned individuals and groups can intervene to make a difference.

McMillan Palgrave

How to Look Good in A War examines the methods used to depict, defend, and justify the use of state violence. Many books have shown how "truth is the first casualty of war" but this is the first to analyze exactly how pro-war narratives are constructed and normalized. Brian Rappert details the "upside-down" world of war in which revelation conceals, knowledge fosters uncertainty, and transparency obscures. He looks at government spin during recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya where officials maneuver between circulating and withholding information. Examining how organized violence is justified, How to Look Good in A War draws on experiences from recent controversy to consider how ignorance about the operation of war is produced and how concerned individuals and groups can intervene to make a difference.



Publisher: London :, Pluto Press,, 2012
ISBN: 9781849647731
1849647739
0745331793
9780745331799
0745331807
9781849647731
9780745331805
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 167 pages)

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