Forum: militarization 2.0: communication and the normalization of political violence in the digital age

Jackson, S. T., Crilley, R. , Manor, I., Baker, C., Oshikoya, M., Joachim, J., Robinson, N., Schneiker, A., Grove, N. S. and Enloe, C. (2020) Forum: militarization 2.0: communication and the normalization of political violence in the digital age. International Studies Review, (doi: 10.1093/isr/viaa035) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Scholars of international relations frequently explore how states normalize the use of military force through processes of militarization, yet few have analyzed how new information and communication technologies impact on these processes. The essays in this forum address this gap, and consider the political significance of new technologies, new actors, and new practices that shape “Militarization 2.0” and normalize political violence in the digital age. The authors in this forum rely, to varying degrees, on common militarized tropes and dichotomies (such as authenticity, belonging, and (de)humanizing framings) that are key to militarization, including those devices that rest on gender, race/ethnicity, and heteronormativity. Moving beyond a military-centered approach to militarization, the authors’ questions cover ministries of foreign affairs; the embodied performances of celebrity leaders and insurgency groups; arms producers, the military video game industry, and private military and security companies; and violence entrepreneurs. The forum closes with reflections from Cynthia Enloe.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Crilley, Dr Rhys
Authors: Jackson, S. T., Crilley, R., Manor, I., Baker, C., Oshikoya, M., Joachim, J., Robinson, N., Schneiker, A., Grove, N. S., and Enloe, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:International Studies Review
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1521-9488
ISSN (Online):1468-2486
Published Online:02 July 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Studies Review 2020
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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