UNLEASHED MISSIONS - WAR AS MASS CULTURE
A lecture by Mark Terkessidis, Cologne. Mark Terkessidis will investigate the present-day state of global mobilization: not just in the current war zones of the world people are called to arms, but also in the supposedly peaceful Western countries. Our consumer culture is dominated by life style recruits, product battles and family wars. The war on terrorism declared after September 11th has no limits, neither inside nor outside. In his presentation, Mark Terkessidis will make connections between neo-liberal agendas, the production of fear and the media spectacle of front line warfare.
Mark Terkessidis has a degree in psychology and works as a freelance writer in Cologne. His most recent book is ‘Entsichert. Krieg als Massenkultur im 21. Jahrhundert’ which he published together with Tom Holert in 2002.
This lecture is part of the Alternative Histories of Modern Conflict program.