Book Details

Book title: RADICAL WAR: Data, Attention and Control in the Twenty-First Century(For Sale only in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldavies)
Author(s): Mathew Ford, Andrew Hoskins
ISBN: 9789390095827
Publication Year: 2023
Binding: HB
Pages: 302
Price: Rs. 1495 Rs. 1495
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This book examines the digital explosion that has ripped across the battlefield, weaponising our attention and making everyone a participant in wars without end. ‘Smart’ devices, apps, archives and algorithms remove the bystander from war, collapsing the distinctions between audience and actor, soldier and civilian, media and weapon. This has ruptured our capacity to make sense of war. Now we are all either victims or perpetrators.

In Radical War, Ford and Hoskins reveal how contemporary war is legitimised, planned, fought, experienced, remembered and forgotten in a continuous and connected way, through digitally saturated fields of perception. Plotting the emerging relationship between data, attention and    the power to control war, the authors chart the complex digital and human inter-dependencies that sustain political violence today. Through a unique, interdisciplinary lens, they map our disjointed experiences of conflict and illuminate this dystopian new ecology of war.

ABOUT Author

Matthew Ford is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex; founding editor of the British Journal for Military History; and author of Weapon of Choice.

Andrew Hoskins is Professor of Global Security, University of Glasgow; and founding editor of the journals Digital War; Memory, Mind & Media; and Memory Studies.

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