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Media, warfare and Postmodernity

investigates how clash and foreign intervention have replaced because the finish of the chilly battle, asking why Western army operations are actually performed as high-tech media spectacles, it sounds as if extra very important for his or her propaganda price than for any strategic aims.

Discussing the humanitarian interventions of the Nineteen Nineties and the conflict on Terror, the ebook analyzes the increase of a postmodern sensibility in family and overseas politics, and explores how the projection of strength out of the country is undermined via an absence of harmony and objective at domestic. Drawing jointly debates from numerous disciplinary and theoretical views, Philip Hammond argues that modern struggle will be understood as 'postmodern' in that it truly is pushed via the cave in of grand narratives in Western societies and constitutes an try and recapture a feeling of function and which means.

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