VIRTUOUS WAR: Mapping the Military-Industrial Media-Entertainment Network. James Der Derian, Author, James Der Derian, Author. Westview $26 (p). Book review: James Der Derian Virtuous War: Mapping the Military—Industrial— Media—Entertainment Network, 2nd edn London: Routledge, pp. James Der Derian’s timely book adds to the debate by exploring the role technology can play in fighting ‘virtuous wars’ with fewer casualties.

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When the first edition went to print, Global Positioning Systems GPS were not common, however now they are included as standard in many cars.

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Full of the kind of pseudo-intellectual gibberish usually reserved for art criticism, devoid of clear or original ideas, pretentious, incoherent. Dashing from French postmodern theorists such as Gilles Deleuze, FelixGuattari, Jean Baudrillard and Michel Foucault and film theorists such as Siegfried Kracauer to such mainstream movies as DiehardRed Dawn and Full Metal JacketDerian offers a sustained, complex investigation of how the “virtual” elements of our culture are quickly having an impact on our actual national policy and imagination.

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That perspective fails to engage really with the domestic political dynamics, strategic dysfunctions, and above all else the actions of the enemy. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Discover what to read next.


Virtuous War: Mapping The Military- Industrial-media-entertainment Network by James Der Derian

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. James Der Derian London: Books of the Week. Dec 22, Erica rated it really liked it Shelves: I started this book with high expectations, as this is an area in which I’m very interested.

Perhaps better editing would have helped. Derian reiterates his thesis throughout the book, but adopts a unique approach to advancing his argument. This fascinating and important material will make a splash in academic circles, but Derian’s theoretical approach and dense writing will put it beyond the reach of a general readership.

The concept is interesting but others have dealt with it better in fewer words. Der Derian also includes photographs from his travels while researching the book, none of which provide anything more than a visual reproduction of description situation or image he waar already discussed in text.

Similarly, the use of precision munitions was in its infancy and not regularly on public display when the first edition was printed. David Garrido e Cunha rated it liked it Mar 02, But that’s not particularly interesting or useful an insight.

Published June 7th by Basic Books first published A dfrian question that should accompany the second edition of the book is its ongoing relevance. Mapping the Military-industrial-media-entertainment network — second edition.

Most users should sign in with their email address. Accessed 20 December Relevance and Theoretical Contribution. Jeff Yeager rated it really liked it Dec 06, Abstract Strategic discourse and the use of force in the twentieth century have become increasingly virtual.


Return to Book Page. E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. The US follows its computer simulation of what happens if Iraq invades Kuwait, its A really useful an interesting book when it comes to mapping to increasingly large role of the video games industry in the military. You could not be signed in. They are fought by the military in the same virutous as they are viewed by citizens, on real-time networks and by live-feed videos, on the PC and the TV, actually and virtually.

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The media, warr the military, is not a homogeneous entity, and to suggest it is not jwmes an oversimplification, but also it is misleading. Jessica rated it liked it Dec 21, Did DoD sometimes confuse its own vision of reality for the reality on the battlefield? Ultimately, in many countries, numerous outlets provide objective reporting and allow consumers to form their own opinions.

The Best Books of Suneet G rated it really liked it Dec 13, The end of the last millennium was a challenging period for the international relations discipline. Joseph Holihan rated it liked it Mar 11, The Derin follows its computer simulation of what happens if Iraq invades Kuwait, itself a scenario run by the Iraqi’s whom have the same technology.