Working with the Frames of War
Abstract

In the aftermath of 9/11, the American government launched the War on Terror in order to impose the prosecution of its foreign policy. From the onset, the War on Terror’s powerful visual and verbal narratives made it almost impossible to suggest alternative framings. This article questions how lawyers, human rights investigators, and journalists have worked within and with these frames in order either to challenge them or to document them. This issue is important, not only because it is doubtful that they will lose their salience in the future, but also because the work of these individuals tells us how such narratives have been affecting our very own perceptions of a reality.


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