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Language of War

Literature and Culture in the U.S. from the Civil War Through World War II

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The Language of War: Literature and Culture in the U.S. from the Civil War Through World War II by James Dawes
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"The Language of War" examines the relationship between language and violence, focusing on American literature from the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. James Dawes proceeds by developing two primary questions: How does the strategic violence of war affect literary, legal, and philosophical representations? And, in turn, how do such representations affect the reception and initiation of violence itself? Authors and texts of central importance in this study range from Louisa May Alcott and William James to William Faulkner, the Geneva Conventions, and contemporary American organizational sociology and language theory. The consensus approach in literary studies since the 1980s has been to treat language as an extension of violence. The idea that there might be an inverse relation between language and violence, says Dawes, has all too rarely influenced the dominant voices in literary studies today.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2002
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Harvard University Press
Pages
318
Dimensions
163x242x32
ISBN-13
9780674006485
Product ID
12161166

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