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Visual Politics of War

ISSN No: 2514-2542
Series Editor(s):
Ibrahim Saleh
Subject: Cultural Studies

Series Description

This book series on Visual Politics of War focuses on assessing the coverage of war, so we are looking for contributors who investigate connections to the daily practice of journalism in text, images and videos. The book series considers the influence of the ‘visual turn’ in diverse academic literature on the media representation of conflict.

Visual Politics of War presents encouraging evidence that the visualisation of conflict in news media is finally getting the kind of sustained theoretical scrutiny and rigorous empirical analysis that it deserves.

Visual Politics of War follows an interdisciplinary approach that welcomes contribution from varied disciplinary fields of research, from security studies to visual culture, are now engaging in a range of analytical and empirical investigations into the purportedly powerful roles of mediated visual imagery during wartime, employing conceptual tools such as ‘mediatisation’ and ‘performativity’.
This book series offers a summation of some of the key approaches: their intersections, distinctions and usefulness; while suggesting trajectories for further critical research into media visualisation of conflict.

Ever since the Vietnam War, media globalisation has made conflict a part of everyone’s life in this modern world. This is where the war reporters play the crucial role of mediators to bring us stories covering the various dimensions of war from some of the most vulnerable places of the earth.

Visual Politics of War includes original research papers that explore the visual culture of conflict, specifically the ‘war on terror grounded in the conceptual claim that images are central to contemporary geopolitics. We encounter other people and places though a "field of perceptible reality" enabled by visual representations.

Editor(s) Biography

Ibrahim Saleh, PhD
Convenor of Political Communication Programme, University of Cape Town; Chair of Journalism Research & Education Section, International Association for Media & Communication Research (IAMCR) & Editor of the Journal of Transnational 'Worlds of Power’: Proliferation of Journalism & Professional Standards & the Global Media Journal, African Edition. Saleh is the linchpin editorof the Book Series “Visualisation of War on Terror."Political communication, in particular in the areas of political journalism and crisis management; Securitization of the Environment, in particular climate reporting and representation of disasters; Middle East & North Africa (MENA), in particular the engagement of citizens with supranational political processes; media and democratisation in transitional society; the impact of media violence on public opinion; effects of media representations and framing on policy-making in the areas of social policy, foreign policy and international relations; digital inequalities in cross-national contexts.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Knieper
Chair of Computer-mediated Communication at the University of Passau. Kneiper was executive director of the IWF Knowledge and Media gGmbH in Göttingen and full professor for Mass Communication and Media Studies at the TU Braunschweig. His main research areas are computer-mediated communication, visual communication, political communication, empirical social research, and journalism. Furthermore, Thomas Knieper is member of the Human Science Centre at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He is member of the editorial boards of the two journals “Visual Communication Quarterly” and “International Journal of Communication and Health”. He also joins the advisory board of “Image: Journal of Interdisciplinary Science”.Kneiper is the co-editor of the Book Series “Visualisation of War on Terror."

Series Titles

The Visual Politics of War Volume Two

This second issue of the book series Visual Politics of War focuses on the implications and uncertainties associated with the ‘visual politics’ of the current media hostile environment. Over the years, academics, journalists and individuals have produced a body of work connected directly, if in complex and varied ways, to contempor...

The Visual Politics of Wars

This collection, part of a series entitled Visual Politics of War, presents some of the key approaches to war reporting and suggests trajectories for further critical research into media visualisation of conflict. Ever since the Vietnam War, media globalisation has made conflict a part of everyone’s life in the modern world. This is...