Wars I Have (not) Seen



Wars I Have (Not) Seen brings together a series of essays written during the years of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Exploring the particular force of media forms and images in the course of these wars, the essays bring classical anthropological theory and psychoanalytic insights to bear on a series of conflicts that have been marked by an ironic proliferation of images and an uncanny sense of blindness. The begin and they end with a meditation on why, at this point in history, war is once again fought in the name of women, while accompanying a return to ‘family values.’ In concluding, the book argues that these developments are a feature of a new stage in the movement of global capitalism.