International and Intercultural Studies (Pitzer)
subaltern, documentary, film, representation, Gayatri Spivak
The World War Without End (WWWoE), formerly known as the War on Terror,ii is one of those rare occasions when a gendered subaltern population comes to the attention of the nation-state. If the subaltern is understood as something akin to illiterate rural women from the global South, then she now has the full attention of the White House and Downing Street, the US State Department, CNN and Time magazine.iii In official state positions and in media coverage, interest in the subaltern is often expressed in humanitarian attention to the rights or freedoms of these subaltern women in order to justify military invasion and ongoing intervention
© 2011 Joseph D. Parker
Parker, Joseph. “An Ethico-Politics of Subaltern Representations in Post-9/11 Documentary Film.” Co-authored with Rebekah Sinclair. In Screens of Terror: representations of war and terrorism since 9/11 in film and television. Ed. Philip Hammond. Abramis Academic. 213-31.
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