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The Resource Women as weapons of war : Iraq, sex, and the media, Kelly Oliver

Women as weapons of war : Iraq, sex, and the media, Kelly Oliver

Label
Women as weapons of war : Iraq, sex, and the media
Title
Women as weapons of war
Title remainder
Iraq, sex, and the media
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Oliver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the female soldiers involved in Abu Ghraib to Palestinian women suicide bombers, women and their bodies have become powerful weapons in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. In Women as Weapons of War, Kelly Oliver reveals how the media arid the administration frequently use metaphors of weaponry to describe women and female sexuality and forge a deliberate link between notions of vulnerability and images of violence. Focusing specifically on the U.S. campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, Oliver analyzes contemporary discourse surrounding women, sex, and gender and the use of women to justify America's decision to go to war. For example, the administration's call to liberate "women of cover," suggesting a woman's right to bare arms is a sign of freedom and progress." "Oliver also considers what forms of cultural meaning, or lack of meaning, could cause both the guiltlessness demonstrated by female soldiers at Abu Ghraib and the profound commitment to death made by suicide bombers. She examines the pleasure taken in violence and the passion for death exhibited by these women and what kind of contexts created them. In conclusion, Oliver diagnoses our cultural fascination with sex, violence, and death and its relationship with live news coverage and embedded reporting, which naturalizes horrific events and stymies critical reflection. This process, she argues, further compromises the borders between fantasy and reality, fueling a kind of paranoid patriotism that results in extreme forms of violence."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
HNK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oliver, Kelly
Dewey number
956.7044/3082
Index
index present
LC call number
U21.75
LC item number
.O43 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women and the military
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Feminist theory
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Feminist theory
  • Press coverage
  • Women and the military
  • Iraq
  • United States
  • Afghanistankrieg
  • Berichterstattung
  • Frau
  • Irakkrieg
  • Soldatin
  • Oorlogvoering
  • Vrouwen
  • Seksualiteit
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Massamedia
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Irak
  • Afghanistan
  • Frau
  • USA
Label
Women as weapons of war : Iraq, sex, and the media, Kelly Oliver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-193) 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
Contents
Introduction : sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll -- Women : the secret weapon of modern warfare? -- Sexual freedom as global freedom? -- Perpetual war, real live coverage! -- Innocence, vulnerability, and violence -- Conclusion : witnessing ethics again
Control code
697268246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231512459
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgrd76
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)697268246
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
Women as weapons of war : Iraq, sex, and the media, Kelly Oliver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-193) 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
Contents
Introduction : sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll -- Women : the secret weapon of modern warfare? -- Sexual freedom as global freedom? -- Perpetual war, real live coverage! -- Innocence, vulnerability, and violence -- Conclusion : witnessing ethics again
Control code
697268246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231512459
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgrd76
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)697268246
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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