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At War with Metaphor: Media, Propaganda, and Racism in the War on Terror

At War with Metaphor: Media, Propaganda, and Racism in the War on Terror (Paperback)

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At War with Metaphor offers a compelling analysis of our public discussions of the war on terror and the binding conceptual metaphors through which they are framed. Examining the images of animal, insect, and disease that shape and limit our understanding of the war, and tying these images to historical and contemporary uses of propaganda and media filters, the authors explore how news media, including political cartoons and talk radio, are enmeshed in this damaging, dehumanizing language.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activismTerrorism, armed struggleLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsSemanticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 15/07/2009 ISBN-13: 9780739121993  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Erin Steuter is associate professor of sociology at Mount Allison University. Deborah Wills is associate professor of English at Mount Allison University.

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