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Watching Babylon: The War in Iraq and Global Visual Culture

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This groundbreaking book examines the experience of watching the war against Iraq on television, on the Internet, in print media and in cinema. Looking at the endless stream of images from Iraq requires a new form of visual thinking that highlights the intersection of local and global while recognizing the way in which the war turned images themselves into weapons. Making ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2004)
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Yuval
May 18, 2008 Yuval rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: nobody
This was a jumbled and frustrating book that didn't seem to talk about its own subject very much at all. Instead of a coherent argument or idea, Mirzoeff spins off into countless obvious observations about globalization and "visual culture." Part I is meant to discuss how images of war are processed in a typical American suburb, but instead of an in-depth analysis of that, we get an endless diatribe against all the well-worn critiques of America's consumer culture. If you've read NO LOGO or FAST ...more
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