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Author Rappert, Brian.
Title How to look good in a war : justifying and challenging state violence / Brian Rappert.
Published London : Pluto Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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 Floor4  P96.W352 G773 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 167 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents Introduction : grasping shadows -- Partial revelations. Show and tell : distortion, concealment, and WMD ; Estimating ignorance ; Disabling discourses : international law, legitimacy, and the politics of balance -- Dialogues. Covert conversations and public secrets? : the banning of cluster munitions ; Binding options ; Framing and framed : the category of explosive violence -- Conclusion : pulling back.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-163) and index.
Summary Examines the methods used to depict, defend, and justify the use of state violence, analyzing how pro-war narratives are constructed and normalized through studying government spin during recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.
Subject Mass media and war -- Great Britain.
War -- Press coverage -- Great Britain.
Mass media and propaganda.
Public relations and politics -- Great Britain.
Armed Forces and mass media -- Great Britain.
ISBN 0745331793 (pbk.)
0745331807 (hbk)
9780745331805 (hbk)
9780745331799 (pbk.)
1849647747 (ePub ebook)
9781849647748 (ePub ebook)
1849647755 (Kindle ebook)
9781849647755 (Kindle ebook)
OCLC number 796392062