Monday, October 16, 2006

militainment, inc

brought to us by roger stahl, an assistant professor of speech communication at the university of georgia, militainment, inc is
a nine-part critical investigation of the militarization of popular culture. The pieces of the puzzle - from toys to reality TV - combine to form a larger picture of the integration of entertainment and military affairs. The film asks: How has war taken its place as an entertainment spectacle? and What does this mean for the ability of our democracy to consider this most destructive of human activities?
this morning i watched episode eight, "sports," and almost lost my breakfast. good, smart stuff - i'll be using this in both my teaching and research. i hope projects like this will encourage more professors to experiment with new modes for academic distribution.

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