Digital Images and Globalized Conflict

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Bolette Blaagaard, Mette Mortensen, Christina Neumayer

As the number of digital images of globalized conflicts online grow, critical examination of their impact and consequence is timely. This editorial provides an overview of digital images and globalized conflict as a field of study by discussing regimes of visibility and invisibility, proximity and distance, and the multiplicity of images. It engages critically with these interlinking themes as they are addressed in the contributing articles to the Special Issue as well as beyond, asking how genres and tropes are reproduced, how power plays a role in access to images, and how the sheer quantity of conflict-related images raise issues of knowledge production and research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedia, Culture & Society
Volume39
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)1111–1121
Number of pages11
ISSN0163-4437
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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