Claudia Glunz, Thomas F. Schneider (Ed.)
Der Einfluss technischer Innovationen auf die Darstellung und das Bild des Krieges in den Medien und Künsten
Since antiquity, technical innovations have had a direct influence on the portrayal of war in the media and the arts. But have the actual structure and substance of war reporting changed in the course of technological progress from antiquity to the present day? Have pamphlets, war paintings, photography, radio reports and radio plays, newsreels, war films, tv news coverage or internet videos yielded more information content? Have they been able to make the incomprehensible reality of the horrors of war more comprehensible, or have means of manipulation and discourse through war images remained the same? Are the media "truth machines" in both senses? These are the central questions discussed in this anthology.