Lisa Silvestri on Social Media in the Combat Zone

Our ‘Friends’ at ‘the Front’ Today many US troops are staying culturally connected to the home front through mobile communication technologies. Constant and immediate access to home marks a revolutionary change from how we once imagined combat deployment; a lonely soldier suffering through months of desperate isolation. Now an individual …

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Arrested War: After Diffused War

Ben O’Loughlin and Andrew Hoskins introduce the concept of ‘Arrested War’ to describe how mainstream media is re-appropriating the images and stories that describe contemporary conflicts. All comments welcome…. Arrested War: After Diffused War In the past two decades we have passed through three phases of media ecology, and each has …

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