The Visual Politics of War Volume Two: Truth and Lies of Soft Power

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 contemporary ideological beliefs. This volume draws together various scholars from different parts of the world examining facets of the new visualization of wars and crisis in a range of innovative ways. All the contributors here pose questions concerned with the significance of visual political works today, and ask how images and personas have developed and been appropriated by others with their own distinct political agendas.

This book is part of a series. View the full series, "Visual Politics of War", here.


Ibrahim Saleh, PhD, is Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Undergraduate Programme at Nile University, Egypt. He is the Editor of the Journal of Transnational ‘Worlds of Power’. His research focuses on political communication, particularly in the areas of political journalism and crisis management, securitization of the environment, media and democratization in transitional society, the impact of media violence on public opinion, and digital inequalities in cross-national contexts, among others.

Professor Thomas Knieper is Chair of Computer-mediated Communication at the University of Passau, Germany, having previously worked as Full Professor of Mass Communication and Media Studies at the TU Braunschweig, Germany. His main research areas are computer-mediated communication, visual communication, political communication, empirical social research, and journalism. He is also a member of the Human Science Centre at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, and a member of the editorial boards of Visual Communication Quarterly and International Journal of Communication and Health.

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ISBN: 1-5275-0544-8

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-0544-5

Release Date: 8th February 2018

Pages: 237

Price: £61.99

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