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By Erin Steuter

ISBN-10: 0739121987

ISBN-13: 9780739121986

ISBN-10: 0739121995

ISBN-13: 9780739121993

whilst photos documenting the torture and humiliation of prisoners at Abu Ghraib got here to the eye of a horrified public, nationwide and foreign voices have been raised in surprise, asking how this occurred. At struggle with Metaphor deals a solution, arguing that the abuses of Abu Ghraib have been a part of a systemic continuum of dehumanization. This continuum has its roots in our public discussions of the conflict on terror and the metaphors wherein they're again and again framed.

Arguing earnestly and incisively that those metaphors, if left unexamined, bind us right into a cycle of violence that would in basic terms be intensified through a responsive violence of metaphor, Steuter and Wills study compelling examples of the photographs of animal, insect, and illness that tell, form, and restrict our figuring out of the warfare on terror. Tying those photographs to old and modern makes use of of propaganda via a readable, obtainable research of media filters, At warfare with Metaphor vividly explores how information media, together with political cartoons and speak radio, are enmeshed in those destructive, dehumanizing metaphors. interpreting media during the lenses of race and Orientalism, it invitations us to carry our media and ourselves responsible for the alternatives we make in conversing battle and making enemies.

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