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Interviewee

Paul Achter

Title of Publication Discussed

Unruly Bodies: The Rhetorical Domestication of Twenty-First Century Veterans of War

Department

Rhetoric & Comm Studies

Document Type

Podcast

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Dr. Paul Achter, Associate Professor, discusses his recently published article in the Quarterly Journal of Speech entitled, “Unruly Bodies: The Rhetorical Domestication of Twenty-First Century Veterans of War.” This article focuses on the news coverage of injuries sustained by veterans of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how those injuries motivate state and mainstream rhetoric that recuperates veterans’ bodies. View and listen to the video version to hear Dr. Achter discuss the “domestication” that structures the dominant coverage of veterans in the 21st century. The work of domestication is accomplished in visual culture, including photojournalism, video games, websites, gaming devices etc. An audio-only version is available at the bottom of this posting.

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