Assign3Nutshell - Chris Stanton Assignment 3 In A Nutshell In her chapter False Witness Combat Entertainment and Citizen Training in the United

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Chris Stanton Assignment 3: In A Nutshell In her chapter, False Witness: Combat Entertainment and Citizen Training in the United States , Karen J. Hall examines how the false witness can be used to justify vengeance in the military and how the entertainment industry can use this justification along with the idea of the ‘last stand’ to create an attractive movie, toy, or an other form of entertainment. Hall studies how the United States military is always thought to be justified in its actions and how American soldiers are usually described as the ‘underdog’ or ‘victim’ in most entertainment venues. Using the ideas of the false witness, the last stand situation, and the idea of how children actually act out war situations, Hall argues that this form of militarization is being used to influence the ideas and opinions of consumers. The idea of the ‘false witness’ was actually created by Robert Lifton when he began working with U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War. Both Hall and Lifton state that the false witness can be used to justify ‘revenge killing’, or the act of killing enemies by soldiers whose comrades were previous killed by those same enemies. Many movies have used this scenario to illustrate
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2009 for the course DSOC 112 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Assign3Nutshell - Chris Stanton Assignment 3 In A Nutshell In her chapter False Witness Combat Entertainment and Citizen Training in the United

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