By Liane Tanguay

ISBN-10: 0773540733

ISBN-13: 9780773540736

ISBN-10: 0773540741

ISBN-13: 9780773540743

In Hijacking heritage, Liane Tanguay unravels the ideology in the back of an American company unheard of in scope, ambition, and brazen declare to worldwide supremacy: the conflict on Terror. She argues that the fears, anxieties, or even the hopes encoded in American pop culture account for the public's passive recognition of the Bush administration’s wars in another country and violation of a few of the rights, privileges, and freedoms they claimed to guard. In her research, Tanguay significantly examines the neoconservative competition that the present procedure of liberal-democratic capitalism represents the height of human evolution - a declare that creates the influence of a "post-historical" age. setting up a continuity among the "post-historical" imaginary and the assaults of September 11, the publication examines the hyperlinks among transferring justifications for the warfare, renewed militarism, and capitalist globalization. Reviewing quite a lot of media together with Hollywood movies, community tv, and presidential rhetoric, Tanguay demands a revival of politics in pop culture and rejects the politics of worry as disseminated through mass media.

A well timed retrospective at the struggle on Terror, Hijacking heritage examines renowned representations people army motion and dissects either the good judgment and the aesthetics in which the dominant discourses try to justify struggle, whereas revealing how a few of these forces can finally give a contribution to an ideology of resistance.

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