[lit-ideas] Re: media violence

  • From: "Torgeir Fjeld" <torgfje2@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 21:13:20 +0100

On 26 May 2004 at 13:53, John Wager wrote:

> Calling the war a "Civil War" implies acceptance of the "Northern"
> view of sovereignty: There is ONE entity, the "United States," and
> parts of that single entity are at war with other (internal) parts. A
> "civil" war. But in Florida in 1964 the people in charge of textbooks
> thought that the "Southern" view was still correct: 

OK, so then it makes sense that there's still much resistance to terming 
the armed insurgence in South Africa up until 1994 as a "civil war". Only 
last month etc etc... 

Concerning the mosaic metaphor: I wonder if each element can maintain its 
distinction in a post-war articulation. Otoh, with Henry Giroux: "teach 
the conflicts".



Torgeir Fjeld
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