Pop Culture Goes to War: Enlisting and Resisting Militarism by Geoff Martin

By Geoff Martin

Popular culture is going to battle, by way of Geoff Martin and Erin Steuter, explores the patience of militarism in American pop culture within the conflict on terror, from September 11 to the current day. The authors aspect the function of Hollywood and the leisure industries in rallying either the troops and the general public for battle and exhibit how toys, games, track, and tv aid modern militarism. whilst that pop culture is enlisting help for militarism, it's also serving as an incredible resource of resistance to the conflict on terror throughout the conventional mediums of track and films, and more and more in the course of the humor and perception of anti-war artists who're jamming the tradition of militarism. The satire of The day-by-day convey, The Simpsons, and South Park are additional examples of so-called tradition jamming. This ebook is for readers who query the endurance of a warrior tradition and provides new insights into the perpetuation of militaristic values all through American tradition.

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