This project takes takes its point of departure in a puzzlement with the apparent fact, that some human lives are regarded worth noticing and protecting, while others seem utterly insignificant. This question becomes especially relevant, in the face of war waging. The study is rooted a reading of the work ‘Frames of War’, by post-structuralist philosopher Judith Butler, as well as an examination of, how this philosophy is demonstrated in various examples of contemporary post 9/11 war waging, and the media coverage of this. This project concludes, that our ability to apprehend human lives is dependent on our frames, which are strongly influenced by broad operations of power, such as media and politics. We need to question how lives can become more visible, for these lives to be taken into consideration in war waging.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2013|
- Judith Butler