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Mediating War and Identity

by Lisa Purse

Mediating War and Identity Synopsis

In state and public discussion about war and conflict, figures of transgression such as deserters, pacifist and emigrants are often marginalised, but they also play a key role in rethinking cultural and national identity in the wake of military violence. Raising questions of agency, responsibility and culpability in relation to the 'other', their cultural representation can enable reflection on and renegotiation of values and collective norms after the destabilisation of war. Through an interdisciplinary lens, this collection analyses the depiction of these transgressive figures in a variety of visual media, as well as the narrative, socio-cultural, political and historical contexts in which they emerge.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474446266
Publication date: 30th November 2020
Author: Lisa Purse
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Film theory & criticism, Film scripts & screenplays, Other warfare & defence issues,

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Ute Woelfel is Lecturer at University of Reading

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