Screens of Terror: the book

Screens of Terror: representations of war and terrorism in film and television since 9/11
Abramis Academic, September 2011.  338pp.
ISBN: 9781845495015. Order from Amazon UK / Amazon USA.

Edited by Philip Hammond, with contributions from: Matthew Alford • Martin Barker • Graham Barnfield • Michael Frank • Brigitte Nacos • Jack Holland • Hugh Ortega Breton • Joe Parker • Fran Pheasant-Kelly • Rebekah Sinclair • Mark Straw • Liane Tanguay • Guy Westwell • Bernd Zywietz

'No other collection to date has so acutely, intelligently and coherently demonstrated the inseparability of information, entertainment, policy and public perception as prime vectors of "war on terror" discourses and sensibilities as these are represented in Hollywood products. If I had to choose a single source to interrogate the limitless suffusion throughout Hollywood texts of Hegemonic gaze and subjectivity – regardless of genre, whether "critical" or "mainstream" – it would be Screens of Terror.'
Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Professor of Journalism & Telecommunications, Bowling Green State University

'A compelling and timely interrogation of contemporary images of terror, this book has much to offer everyday consumers of popular films and television, be they students or casual readers.'
Cynthia Weber, Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex