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Theater of War
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ISBN 9781783201808
Paperback 125 pages
220 x 220
Published November 2014
Imprint: Intellect
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Books by Meredith Davenport
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Edited by Meredith Davenport
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For five years, Meredith Davenport photographed and interviewed men who play live-action games based on contemporary conflicts, such as a recreation of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden that took place thousands of miles from the conflict zone on a campground in Northern Virginia. Her images speak about the way that trauma and conflict penetrate a culture sheltered from the horrors of war.
Bringing together a series of two dozen photographs with essays discussing and analysing the influence of the media, particularly photographs and video, on the culture at large and how conflict is “discussed” in the visual realm, Theater of War is a unique look at the influence of contemporary conflicts, and their omnipresence in the media, on popular culture. Written by an experienced photojournalist who has covered a variety of human rights issues worldwide, this book is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in the confluence of war and media.
Chapter titles
Recounting Matters
Alfredo Cramerotti
In Pursuit of War
Fred Ritchin
Meredith Davenport
Point of View
Meredith Davenport
Interview with Participant 1, Instructor
Meredith Davenport
Interview with Participant 2, Game Developer
Meredith Davenport
Theater of War: "A Masters Degree in Shooting Stuff"
Esther MacCallum-Stewart
War Simulation Gaming: Sporting Trauma
Jessica Catherine Lieberman
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