David Garcia on Mon, 22 Dec 2003 22:15:56 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> wromng signals

   Aida Hozic is very illuminating on this subject:
   "perhaps the most important aspect of the construction of war zones by
   and through the media is their de-contextualisation from other,
   global, political and economic trends. There are no economic crises in
   war zones, only humanitarian. There is no politics in war zones, only
   the perennial struggle of good and evil. War zones are *zones*
   precisely because they are cut off from the rest of the world,
   internally homogenized and externally policed. Violence is thus
   fetishised, turned into an object separate from "body politic" and, as
   such, voyeuristically adored."
   Extract from "Hollywood, Violence and the Construction of War Zones"
   (presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting,
   Los Angeles (March 2000)- Quoted in Publicity's Secret, Jodie Dean
   David Garcia

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