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Predator empire

by Ian G. R. Shaw | 15 August 2016
Synopsis
What does it mean for human beings to exist in an era of dronified state violence? How can we understand the rise of robotic systems of power and domination? Focusing on U.S. drone warfare and its broader implications as no other book has to date, Predator Empire argues that we are witnessing a transition from a labor-intensive \u201cAmerican empire\u201d to a machine-intensive \u201cPredator Empire.\u201d Moving from the Vietnam War to the War on Terror and beyond, Ian G. R. Shaw reveals how changes in military strategy, domestic policing, and state surveillance have come together to enclose our planet in a robotic system of control. The rise of drones presents a series of \u201cexistential crises,\u201d he suggests, that are reengineering not only spaces of violence but also the character of the modern state. Positioning drone warfare as part of a much longer project to watch and enclose the human species, he shows that for decades-centuries even-human existence has slowly but surely been brought within the artificial worlds of \u201ctechnological civilization.\u201d Instead of incarcerating us in prisons or colonizing territory directly, the Predator Empire locks us inside a worldwide system of electromagnetic enclosure-in which democratic ideals give way to a system of totalitarian control, a machinic \u201crule by Nobody.\u201d As accessibly written as it is theoretically ambitious, Predator Empire provides up-to-date information about U.S. drone warfare, as well as an in-depth history of the rise of drones.
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Synopsis
What does it mean for human beings to exist in an era of dronified state violence? How can we understand the rise of robotic systems of power and domination? Focusing on U.S. drone warfare and its broader implications as no other book has to date, Predator Empire argues that we are witnessing a transition from a labor-intensive \u201cAmerican empire\u201d to a machine-intensive \u201cPredator Empire.\u201d Moving from the Vietnam War to the War on Terror and beyond, Ian G. R. Shaw reveals how changes in military strategy, domestic policing, and state surveillance have come together to enclose our planet in a robotic system of control. The rise of drones presents a series of \u201cexistential crises,\u201d he suggests, that are reengineering not only spaces of violence but also the character of the modern state. Positioning drone warfare as part of a much longer project to watch and enclose the human species, he shows that for decades-centuries even-human existence has slowly but surely been brought within the artificial worlds of \u201ctechnological civilization.\u201d Instead of incarcerating us in prisons or colonizing territory directly, the Predator Empire locks us inside a worldwide system of electromagnetic enclosure-in which democratic ideals give way to a system of totalitarian control, a machinic \u201crule by Nobody.\u201d As accessibly written as it is theoretically ambitious, Predator Empire provides up-to-date information about U.S. drone warfare, as well as an in-depth history of the rise of drones.
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€109.20
327 Reward Points
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ISBN - 9780816694730
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Published - 15/08/2016
Categories - All, Books, Education, Media Studies Academic
No. of Pages - 320
Weight - 498
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Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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