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Distant Wars Visible
The Ambivalence of Witnessing
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"Distant Wars Visible is well-researched and cohesive, possesses and imaginative argument, and contributes to the historiography of modern US international relations."-H-Net Reviews "Kozol. . . astutely applies feminist theory to visual reports about recent wars and national security issues, expanding understanding of witnessing as a cultural and political act."-CHOICE "Thoroughly researched and packed with rich and timely case studies, Distant Wars Visible will be of great interest to any scholar interested in the security state's visual regimes and in the entanglement of warfare with the affects that conflict photographs may trigger more broadly."-CAA Reviews/Art Bulletin "In centering ambivalence as an analytic, Kozol aims to challenge some of the conventions for perceiving distance and intimacy-for instance, arguing that the familiar faces of a humanitarian or "human interest" photographic practice, which aims to render evidence of humanity, might instead reproduce a racial or civilization difference."-American Quarterly "In addition to its provocative analysis across visual cultural practices, speaking directly to an area of inquiry that has yet to be represented well at the book level, Distant Wars Visible makes an especially significant contribution at the level of theory. Wendy Kozol offers important new ways to conceptualize what she calls ambivalent witnessing in the spaces between spectacle and empathetic positions of seeing." -Carrie Rentschler, McGill University
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Wendy Kozol is professor of comparative American studies at Oberlin College. She is the author of Life's America: Family and Nation in Postwar Photojournalism and has coedited two anthologies (with Wendy S. Hesford): Haunting Violations: Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the "Real" and Just Advocacy? Women's Human Rights, Transnational Feminism, and the Politics of Representation.
Contents Introduction: Looking Elsewhere 1. Domesticating War in Kosovo: Media Witnessing and Transnational Motherhood 2. Human Rights, Visual Rhetoric: Photojournalism and the War in Afghanistan 3. Precarity in the Night Sky: Missile Defense Advocacy and the U.S. Surveillance Regime 4. Battlefield Trophies: Soldiers' Archives and the Affective Politics of Recoil 5. Skeptical Documents: Toward an Ethics of Spectatorship Conclusion: From the Sky, On the Ground Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index