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From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

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Paperback, Oxford Univ Pr, 2014, ISBN13 9780199334803, ISBN10 0199334803
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"A series of in-depth accounts of 'the view from above' in shaping notions of territory, security and conflict"--

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"A series of in-depth accounts of 'the view from above' in shaping notions of territory, security and conflict"--

The arrival of the aerostatic balloon at the end of the nineteenth century ushered in a new perspective on the battlefield, taking over from the mount--the hill at the edge of the field of combat--and the fortified tower positioned within it. Since then there has been no perspective more culpable in war, violence and security than the aerial one. From Above explores the aerial view in new depth and clarity. It draws in vivid detail on studies of the aerial perspective today and on rich empirical investigations of the aerial view from the past. Chapters examine a range of case studies and examples, from Vietnam and the balloon prospect, camouflage, colonial policing, to today's drone wars. The contributors draw on perspectives from history, international relations, political geography and cultural studies in order to provide a truly interdisciplinary perspective on the view from above. They also consider the view from above in relation to its technologies, legalities, practices, doctrines, and visual culture.
Among the contributors are renowned international experts such as Derek Gregory, Trevor Paglen, Caren Kaplan, Klaus Dodds and Priya Satia.
The aerial view is a perspective that can no longer be ignored, one that is of growing significance for those interested in geopolitics, militarism and conflict.

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Number of Pages: 376
Original Languages: English
Author: Adey, Peter ,  Williams, Alison J. ,  Whitehead, Mark
Series Title: Critical War Studies
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780199334803
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.50 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0199334803
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