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Mediating War and Identity – Figures of Transgression in 20th- and 21st-century War Representation - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Mediating War and Identity: Figures of Transgression in 20th- and 21st-century War Representation

Lisa Purse and Ute Wölfel


This volume provides in-depth analyses of audiovisual representations of war and conflict through the figures of transgression that circulate in these representations. Because their acts of transgression take place in extreme circumstances of stress for a community, figures of transgression such as deserters, mutineers, traitors or conscientious objectors forground the foundations of that community and offer it to scrutiny. These figures and their cultural representations in film, television or museum play key roles in re-thinking cultural, national and community identity by raising questions ... More

Keywords: Transgression, Identity, War, Community, Film, Television, Museum, Conflict, Post-conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474446266
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446266.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Purse, editor
University of Reading

Ute Wölfel, editor
University of Reading

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