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The Resource Intervention narratives : Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror, Purnima Bos

Intervention narratives : Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror, Purnima Bos

Label
Intervention narratives : Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror
Title
Intervention narratives
Title remainder
Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror
Statement of responsibility
Purnima Bos
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Intervention Narratives examines the contradictory cultural representations of the US intervention in Afghanistan that help to justify an imperial foreign policy. These narratives involve projecting Afghans as brave anti-communist warriors who suffered the consequences of American disengagement with the region following the end of the Cold War, as victimized women who can be empowered through enterprise, as innocent dogs who need to be saved by US soldiers, and as terrorists who deserve punishment for 9/11. Given that much of public political life now involves affect rather than knowledge, feelings rather than facts, familiar recurring tropes of heroism, terrorism, entrepreneurship, and canine love make the war easier to comprehend and elicit sympathy for US military forces. An indictment of US policy, Bose demonstrates that contemporary imperialism operates on an ideologically diverse cultural terrain to enlist support for the war across the political spectrum
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Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
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1962-
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Bose, Purnima
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
War culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Afghan War (2001- )
  • War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
  • Afghan War, 2001-2021
  • United States
  • Afghanistan
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Imperialism
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Afghan War, 2001-2021
  • Afghan War, 2001-2021
  • Imperialism
  • International relations
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Mass media and war
  • War and literature
  • Afghanistan
  • United States
Label
Intervention narratives : Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror, Purnima Bos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Intervention narratives and geopolitical fetishism -- The premature withdrawal narrative -- Hegemonic masculinities and the liberal humanist subject -- The capitalist rescue narrative -- Afghan women and micro-entrepreneurship -- The canine rescue narrative and post humanist humanitarianism -- The retributive justice narrative -- Osama bin Laden as simulacra -- Post-script : three presidents, one policy
Control code
1099543948
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9781978805989
Lccn
2019007365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099543948
Label
Intervention narratives : Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror, Purnima Bos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Intervention narratives and geopolitical fetishism -- The premature withdrawal narrative -- Hegemonic masculinities and the liberal humanist subject -- The capitalist rescue narrative -- Afghan women and micro-entrepreneurship -- The canine rescue narrative and post humanist humanitarianism -- The retributive justice narrative -- Osama bin Laden as simulacra -- Post-script : three presidents, one policy
Control code
1099543948
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9781978805989
Lccn
2019007365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099543948

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