At War with Metaphor: Media Propaganda and Racism in the War by Erin Steuter

By Erin Steuter

At battle with Metaphor deals a compelling research of our public discussions of the battle on terror and the binding conceptual metaphors during which they're framed. reading the photographs of animal, insect, and sickness that form and restrict our realizing of the warfare, and tying those photos to historic and modern makes use of of propaganda and media filters, the authors discover how information media, together with political cartoons and speak radio, are enmeshed during this destructive, dehumanizing language.

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23. Susan Sontag. ” New York Times. September 10, 2002. 24. Susan Sontag. ” 25. George Lakoff and Evan Frisch. ” 26. George Lakoff and Evan Frisch. ” 27. Susan Sontag. ” 28. Susan Sontag. ” 29. Michael Erard. ” 30. Michael Erard. ” C H A P T E R T W O Making Enemies: Propaganda and the Making of the Orientalist “Other” Imagine for yourself “the enemy” as a man of resentment conceives him—and right here we have his action, his creation: he has conceptualized “the evil enemy,” “the evil one,” as a fundamental idea—and from that he now thinks his way to an opposite image and counterpart, a “good man”—himself!

56 The news media constantly re-circulate images and language that reinforce this characterization of the Muslim as fundamentally alien, as do scenes from countless movies and TV programs featuring Arabs almost solely in the role of zealots, fanatics or terrorists. News broadcasts repeatedly show scenes emphasizing this zealotry; moderate voices from Islam, and there are many, are ignored in favor of repeated images of extremity. Newspaper headlines echo the framing of the struggle in epic, eternal form.

Telegraph (UK). September 5, 2004. 20. Barbara Kopple. Shut Up and Sing. 2006. Videorecording. 16 Chapter One 21. Jayne Docherty. ” Beyond September 11. html (June 26, 2007). 22. Frank Blechman and Jayne Seminare Docherty. ” 23. Susan Sontag. ” New York Times. September 10, 2002. 24. Susan Sontag. ” 25. George Lakoff and Evan Frisch. ” 26. George Lakoff and Evan Frisch. ” 27. Susan Sontag. ” 28. Susan Sontag. ” 29. Michael Erard. ” 30. Michael Erard. ” C H A P T E R T W O Making Enemies: Propaganda and the Making of the Orientalist “Other” Imagine for yourself “the enemy” as a man of resentment conceives him—and right here we have his action, his creation: he has conceptualized “the evil enemy,” “the evil one,” as a fundamental idea—and from that he now thinks his way to an opposite image and counterpart, a “good man”—himself!

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