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Terrorism and global popular culture

Miller, T. (2012) Terrorism and global popular culture. In: Freedman, D. and Thussu, D., (eds.) Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives. SAGE Publications Ltd, Los Angeles, California, pp. 97-115.

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In this chapter, Toby Miller analyzes the backdrop to US imperialism and militarism by examining the often neglected genre of electronic gaming, which makes the 'war on terror' an entertaining and pleasurable commodity that also helps recruit American soldiers. In a spirited argument, Miller points to the well-established relationship between sections of US academia and the US military, going back to the First World War, through the Cold War years and the war on terror', and how complicit campuses have formed a symbiotic ideological and material relationship with the Pentagon, promoting US interests worldwide as a 'de-territorialized overlord'.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Copyright: 2012 The Authors
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